Sami literature

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Sámi literature has been written at least since 1673.[1]

Prose (in Sámi language) has been written since 1910.[1]

Prose[change | change source]

A drawing of reindeer farming; from the first known prose in a Sámi language. The drawing was done by Johan Turi, in his book: ("a story about the life of the Sami") Muitalus samiid birra.

The first prose (in a Sámi language) came in 1910: ["a story about the life of the Sami ]" Muitalus samiid birra.[1] It was written by a wolf hunter, Johan Turi.[1] The financing of the book, was by a Swedish captain of industry, Hjalmar Lundbohm(en).[2]

The first novel (in a Sami language) came in 1912: ["dawn"] Beaivi-álgu - by Anders Larsen.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Samisk litteratur". 25 January 2023.
  2. Ole Magnus Rapp. "Den første samiske forfatteren hadde et konfliktfylt forhold til industriherren som sponset ham: Han skrev samenes liv" ["the first Sami author had a relationship full of conflict, with the captain of industry, that gave him economic support: He wrote (about) the life of the Sami". 2017-09-06. Klassekampen. p. 28-9