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Title: Saami Place-Names and Personal Names in Nordic Countries
Author(s): RYDVING, Häkan
Volume: 37 Date: 2002
The paper gives a short introduction to the study and use of Saami names. Among the themes brought up are the role of the place-names as sources for the study of language contact and ethnohistory, the present use of Saami place-names on maps and road-signs, indigenous naming customs, name categories and family names. It is emphasised that the official use of Saami names has increased during the last decade.