The Sami are the indigenous people of the Nordic countries, scattered over the northern parts of Russia and Finland and the northern and central parts of the Scandinavian Peninsula. This area makes up Sapmi, the traditional Sami territories. The population is small, probably not more than 80,000 altogether, with the largest group of between 30,000 and 50,000 living in Norway. Sweden has a Sami population of around 10,000 to 20,000, Finland's population is between 2,000 and 4,000 and Russia's population is about 2,000. This situation, of one people divided into four different states, creates problems for identity-formation and cooperation as well as institution-building among Sami peoples.
|Title of host publication||Black Marks|
|Subtitle of host publication||Minority Ethnic Audiences and Media|
|Editors||Karen Ross, Peter Playdon|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|