North Lappid

Group: Lappid


Northern Lappid variety, somewhat closer to Sibirid, possibly due to Samoyedic influence. Associated with Eastern Saami (formerly "Lapps"), e.g. Skolt and Inari speakers. Extends from Finnmark in Norway across Northern Finland to the Kola Peninsula. Rare today, but still extended to St. Petersburg around 1700. Blends in Nenets with Sibirid and in the Volga Kama region with Volgid (Sub Lappid).

Physical Traits:

Light brown skin, straight, usually dark brown, sometimes lighter hair and brown eyes. Short, meso- macroskelic, endomorph with relatively long arms. Brachycephalic, sometimes mesocephalic, chamae- orthocranic. Mesorrhine, often concave nose with a depressed root. Compared to Scando Lappid, the forehead is slightly narrower, the chin slightly stronger, eyebrows thicker and slanting eyes more common. Hair growth rather weak.


Defined by Lundman (1940, 1943, 1967) as North Lappid or Kackid ("kacke", Saami = sea). Has already been examined early (Escard,1886). Most authors added included it in Lappid (Bunak, 1932; Eickstedt, 1952; Biasutti, 1967; Knussmann, 1996).

Similar types:

Scando Lappid Samoyedic
Savolaxid Ladogan
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