North Saami language learning games

All Saami games on Digital Dialects are free to use, do not require registration, and are suitable for kids and Saami language students of all ages. Each Saami study topic includes a wordlist with spoken North Saami audio for learning correct pronunciation and online practice games for assessing learning progress. Designed for use in classrooms, and as a homework or self-study resource. Choose the Saami language subject you wish to study, learn the words and then test your Saami skills with the online quiz. With thanks to Ellen Ravna and Aslak Pieski for providing audio and advising on the creation of Saami learning materials.

About the North Saami language

North Saami language is the most widely spoken of the Saami (Sámi or Sami) languages, a group of Uralic languages spoken by Sami people in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland, and in northwestern Russia. Somewhere between between 15,000 and 25,000 people speak North Saami. Sami people have previously been known as Lapp people, but this term today is considered offensive by many Sami.

For more information on the North Saami language see the Wikipedia article on North Saami language and the article on Saami languages on Britannica.

Saami language learning exercises include:

Saami numbers - first play the 1-12 game, and then try the 0-100 multiples of ten exercise. Arithmetic games in which you add the Saami words for numbers together to choose the correct answer.

Saami phrases 1 game (for absolute beginners) and the Saami phrases 2 game: common and useful phrases for visitors to Saami speaking areas.

Colors in Saami - 11 words; the most common color vocabulary in the language.

Learn Saami fruit and vegetables - 15 of the most useful words for Saami fruit and vegetables in a simple quiz with audio.

Learn Saami food and drinks - 15 questions at beginners level.

Days and months in Saami - learn the seven days of the week and the 12 months of the year.

Vocabulary game 1 or the slightly more advanced Vocabulary game 2 - games with word lists and audio. Beginners may wish to first take the simpler quiz with 17 words. Choose either.

Learn Saami animals - learn the words for animals and then play the game - 17 Saami words.

Mobile and tablet games for Saami - there are several games with audio on our Saami for mobile pages including colors, numbers, phrases, animals, vocabulary.

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