In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- A parliament building for the Lapps offers an elegant and powerful figure, redolent with the materials and myths of the North, while technologically appropriate for this century.
- She goes on to explain what a resource the reindeer is for the Lapps; how they eat everything but the skin and antlers, which of course have other uses.
- The problematic character of Linnaeus's work is most clearly demonstrated by his inconsistent use of ‘primitive’ peoples like the Lapps or Sami.
- The Lapps (or Sami, as they call themselves) are traditionally an itinerant people, wandering the most northerly reaches of Scandinavia.
- With the exception of the Lapps - and perhaps the Basques, they might argue - Europe apparently has no indigenous peoples.
- My first winter at Earthways, I built a gamme, a traditional dwelling of Scandinavia's Sami people, who also are called Lapps.
- A hardy race related to the Lapps and the Eskimos, they were loathe to release their traditional lands to the newcomers.
- The solution that the Lapps (not the Norwegians) came up with was to use their reindeer as an averaging mechanism.
- Was this the result of ‘transhumance’ societies akin to the Lapps following reindeer into the northern tundra?
- But this is of greater concern to the bureaucrats than to the Lapps, who have abandoned their nomadic existence in favour of full-fledged membership in the welfare state.
- Raivio, a Lapp, had fought the Russians in Finland and escaped to America as a ship's crew member.
- They had no more control over what he intended than ‘if they were Lapps or Tatars’.
- Scotland is the sixth most homogeneous population in Europe, behind the Lapps, Sardinians, Basques, Icelanders and Finnish.
- It has been suggested by some authorities that the original witches sprang from a race of Mongol origin of which the Lapps are the sole surviving remnants.
- The Finns arrived in their present territory thousands of years ago, pushing the indigenous Lapps into the more remote northern regions.
- Summer in Lapland in Finland's far north is short, brisk and wild with new birth and rapid blossoming displaying Nature's power to provide relief and sustenance to the Finnish Lapps as they prepare for another long winter.
- While the Sami, or Lapps (as they were formerly called), are commonly thought of as the inhabitants of Lapland, they have never had a country of their own.
- It stretches from the sunbelt of the Mediterranean to the land of the Lapps and it is held together by high-speed trains and low-cost airlines.
- There is a Swedish-speaking minority of about 250,000 people, as well as smaller populations of Lapps and Gypsies.
- Maybe some of the adoption of Finnish was a way of distancing themselves from the Lapps as well.
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