This blog is in English so that as many people as possible understand what we write about.
As Samis living in Norway with alot of foreign speaking friends and quiantances we know that translating everything to tree languages is ALOT of work, and if we where to do that, that would mean another work-day which we cannot afford. Therefore to make things as easy as possible we write this blog in English so that everyone has a chance to understand what is written.
A BLOG FOR THE SAMI PEOPLE
As you see here, there are several Sami languages, and to translate our blogs to the different Sami languages, is even MORE time and more work. Most of the Samis who use the internet nowadays speak and understand English.
We live in Norway, and it would be natural to write the blog in Norwegian/Swedish, but that would exclude the Sami people in Finland and Russia. They dont understand Scandinavian.
Also there are ALOT of Sami people both in Sápmi and abroad in America and in Europe who do not know Sámi, or Scandinavian language.
The Samis who live in Scandinavia who dont understand Sami mostly do understand English.
A BLOG FOR THE NON-SAMI PEOPLE
When we where to decide what language this blog was to be written in we had to make som rough choices. Because we want this blog to be for Sami people, ALL Sami, but also for everyone else. That is why we chose to write this in English. That way we can reach more people, more Samis and more dažas.
And that is why this blog is in English, not in Sami or Scandinavian.
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