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Everybody knows Santa’s sledge is pulled by reindeer, lives somewhere cold and even the Finns say he lives in Lapland.

In other words, Santa is a Sami. Just look at this http://www.visitnorway.com/ImageVault/Images/id_8233/conversionFormat_13/scope_0/ImageVaultHandler.aspx and deal with it.

The Sami people are the “Indians” of the North and they belong in the same group as Native Americans and Aboriginals. They live in Lapland, an area that stretches from north Norway over Sweden and Finland to Russia.

I would have liked there to be more characters in the comic, but I don’t have a lot of time to draw today, so this will have to do.


24th December 2010

Tagged in Sami Finland Denmark Lapland


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1 year ago #9559832        
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Santa is from Lapland, Finland.

1 year ago #9556028        
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Technically, St Nicholas came from Turkey. But Santa... Well... he lives in the imaginations of the beautiful children...

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3 months ago #9678302        
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We need more comics of this guy! Sami is SOOO underrated!

1 year ago #9546252        
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The Samis are relatives of Finns and Estonians. Love you, Samis!

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3 years ago #9360930        
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The "Indians" of the North? Hmm… I don't know if I would call it that but yeah xD

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3 years ago #9327440        
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@Kylis155 Both Finns and Sami are Finno-Ugric people, you are related, distantly, but related.

2 years ago #9429600        
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Wrong, Santa Claus is Turkish. If you still don't believe me, look at the wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus
Here.

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5 years ago #8628388        
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Aboriginees are very different from American Indians and Saami. Saami are very different from Amerindians. Yes, they are often labeled 'native peoples', but they're as native as us Europeans, no more, no less. And another thing: how can Santa Claus be a Laplander when he has an obviously Germanic name?

5 years ago #8610128        
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@SimplyMia

I do recall Germanic people are said to be first here nowadays. The Germanic settlers were said to arrive in Scandinavia as soon as the ice melted and it started getting slightly habitable.

5 years ago #8566973        
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Heimir: They were here first. The vikings lived south, and when they first got so far North in Norway that they could meet some Sami-people the Sami had been there for centuries.

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