< /ˈlæpˌlæn dər, -lən-/. a member of a Finnic people of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and adjacent regions.

  • Also called Lappish. any of the languages of the Lapps, closely related to Finnish.
  • noun

    1. a native or inhabitant of Lapland


    1. a member of a nomadic people living chiefly in N Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula of Russia
    2. the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family


    1. of or relating to this people or their language

    1859; see Lapland.

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