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Lapland



Introduction of Lapland
Region of N Norway, N Sweden, N Finland , and theKola Peninsula of Russia, largely within the ArcticCircle. An area rich in mineral resources, it has beensparsely inhabited by Lapps for at least 2,000 yearsbut has always been dominated by the Swedes,Finns, Russians, and Norwegians. The region waslong known in the medieval west, which called itsinhabitants Scritefinns, Skritofinns, or Skirdfinns.The medieval Historia Norwegiae describes theLapps' use of skis, one of the earliest accountsknown.Region of N Norway, N Sweden, N Finland , and theKola Peninsula of Russia, largely within the ArcticCircle. An area rich in mineral resources, it has beensparsely inhabited by Lapps for at least 2,000 yearsbut has always been dominated by the Swedes,Finns, Russians, and Norwegians. The region waslong known in the medieval west, which called itsinhabitants Scritefinns, Skritofinns, or Skirdfinns.The medieval Historia Norwegiae describes theLapps' use of skis, one of the earliest accountsknown.

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