Plague Angel (6sic6maggot6) wrote in linguaphiles,
Plague Angel

Mari Boine

Haha, 'nother question. There's a musician from (I'm assuming) northern Norway or Sweden named Mari Boine. If you go to her website, it's got an interview there that you can watch, in which she states numerous times that the Sami language was supposed to be evil and that those who knew it were discouraged from using it. She happens to sing in Sami and she says she's trying to tell people it's OK to use the language again.
I guess I'm just wondering if anyone knows anything about this and would know why this particular language would be looked down upon like she describes...........?

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