Human Adaption

The Sami people live mainly in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. They are the indigenous people of northern Europe. There are around 85000 Sami people altogether.


For long periods of time, the Sami lifestyle thrived because of its adaptation to the Arctic environment. The Sami people are one of the largest indigenous groups in the whole of Europe! Most of the Sami live in Norway. They are adapted to their surroundings in many different ways, they fish on the coast (and inland), trap & kill animals for their fur and sheep and reindeer herding.  The clothing of the Sami people is some what unusual. They where brightly colour clothes with a special hat and shoes or boots. This Sami uniform is used for mainly reindeer herding. Npwadays, most Sami people live a normal modern life with cars and houses. Only about 5% of Samis herd reindeer now.



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