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The Skolt Saami number about 1250 and live  in Norway, Finland and Russia, although most of the  400 speakers of the language live in Finland. Some of them abandoned the Gáktii for chemise and Sarafan as worn by their neighbors, The Karelians and the White Sea Russians.  The women wear beaded caps which are similar to the Sorokka worn by the Karelians

The Skolt Saami number about 1250 and live in Norway, Finland and Russia, although most of the 400 speakers of the language live in Finland. Some of them abandoned the Gáktii for chemise and Sarafan as worn by their neighbors, The Karelians and the White Sea Russians. The women wear beaded caps which are similar to the Sorokka worn by the Karelians

Sami woman Fetsi Sverdloff making shoes of reideerskin in Petsamo, Suonikylä year 1932. Photo: Karl Nickul

Sami woman Fetsi Sverdloff making shoes of reideerskin in Petsamo, Suonikylä year 1932. Photo: Karl Nickul

Lapland cultur Lapin kulttuuria - jasmi.kuvat.fi Skolt Sami knitting from Sevettijärvi, Finland

Lapland cultur Lapin kulttuuria - jasmi.kuvat.fi Skolt Sami knitting from Sevettijärvi, Finland

Map of Fennoscandia showing the distribution of Sami languages:  1. Southern Sami,  2. Ume Sami,  3. Pite Sami,  4. Lule Sami,  5. Northern Sami, 6. Skolt Sami,  7. Inari Sami,  8. Kildin Sami,  9. Ter Sami  -  Saamelaiskielten entinen levinneisyys, tummemmalla nykyalue:  1. eteläsaame,  2. uumajansaame,  3. piitimensaame,  4. luulajansaame,  5. pohjoissaame,  6. koltansaame,  7. inarinsaame,  8. kiltinänsaame,  9. turjansaame Picture from Wikipedia

Map of Fennoscandia showing the distribution of Sami languages: 1. Southern Sami, 2. Ume Sami, 3. Pite Sami, 4. Lule Sami, 5. Northern Sami, 6. Skolt Sami, 7. Inari Sami, 8. Kildin Sami, 9. Ter Sami - Saamelaiskielten entinen levinneisyys, tummemmalla nykyalue: 1. eteläsaame, 2. uumajansaame, 3. piitimensaame, 4. luulajansaame, 5. pohjoissaame, 6. koltansaame, 7. inarinsaame, 8. kiltinänsaame, 9. turjansaame Picture from Wikipedia

Inari, On the shore of Lake Inari, Nellim Timber Slide is an important part of the cultural environment. - NELLIMIN UITTORÄNNI Inarissa Inarijärven rannalla on osa Museoviraston merkittäväksi kulttuuriympäristöksi listaamaa Nellimin kyläkokonaisuutta. Kuva Rakenusperinto.fi

Inari, On the shore of Lake Inari, Nellim Timber Slide is an important part of the cultural environment. - NELLIMIN UITTORÄNNI Inarissa Inarijärven rannalla on osa Museoviraston merkittäväksi kulttuuriympäristöksi listaamaa Nellimin kyläkokonaisuutta. Kuva Rakenusperinto.fi

Skolt Sámi Church of Saint Tryphon of Pechenga (Petsamo), Nellim, Finnish Lapland by Voimäki

Skolt Sámi Church of Saint Tryphon of Pechenga (Petsamo), Nellim, Finnish Lapland by Voimäki

Sami Village in Russia, near the Norwegian border. Kolttakönkään lapinkylä. Samisk landsby i Petsamo. Boris Gleb. Borisoglebski, Skoltfoss.  Photo by Hans Wagner, 1939.

Sami Village in Russia, near the Norwegian border. Kolttakönkään lapinkylä. Samisk landsby i Petsamo. Boris Gleb. Borisoglebski, Skoltfoss. Photo by Hans Wagner, 1939.

UNESCO World Heritage: Les tekst. Samiske tekstruller fra 1601 - 1776 fra den Skoltsamiske landsbyen Suenjel.  Skolt Sami scrolls from 1601 - 1779, Suenjel village. Petsjenga.

UNESCO World Heritage: Les tekst. Samiske tekstruller fra 1601 - 1776 fra den Skoltsamiske landsbyen Suenjel. Skolt Sami scrolls from 1601 - 1779, Suenjel village. Petsjenga.

Kolttakönkää Hotell/ Petsamo/ Photo: Aarne Pietinen, 1939

Kolttakönkää Hotell/ Petsamo/ Photo: Aarne Pietinen, 1939

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