I will comment later on the detail of the proposal for Saami
languages recently submitted by Haavard and Sten.
In the meantime, could JAC members also comment on the following?
In my view all additions to, and revisions of, any part of ISO 639
should use the term Saami for the English name. The justification
(rather strong) is below.
Both "the Norwegian Saami Language Council as well as the Finnish
Saami Language Council have decided to use the name Saami as the
English term for the former Lappish, thus leaving out Sami" (both
with and without an acute accent on the letter a). "It is expected
that the Swedish Language Council will follow these decisions. This
means that Saami is the form which ought to be used officially." 
Saami is also the term used by Isayev when writing about Saami in
 Ringstam, Hans (Sweden) - Standardization in multilingual areas:
the Saami languages in Norden. - New York: United Nations, 2000.
(Working paper - United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical
Names Twentieth Session, New York, 17-28 January 2000, no.66)
 M.I. Isayev - National languages of the USSR: problems and
solutions. - Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1977.
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