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6 of the World’s Most Remote People (Slideshow)

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1. Sami People, Northern Scandinavia

Scandanavia’s only recognized indigenous group, the Sami people have been inhabiting the Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Northwestern Russia for over 5,000 years. Many Samis have been assimilated into the larger culture, including through forced assimilation policies by national governments. However, there are still a number of Samis in remote villages and practice their traditional occupation, reindeer herding.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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10:49AM PDT on May 18, 2014

Fascinating.I hope people will keep away from some of these places and won't bring our diseases to these people so that they can continue their lifestyle.

5:27AM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

Thank you for the fascinating article.

2:29PM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Fascinating.

11:58AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Amazing that these people and places can still exist, thank you.

2:40PM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Please keep the ignorant excuse for humans away from these humble fascinating places!!

6:37AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

The Pticairn Island seem to be an ideal place o go to get away from it all. I am sure they have their own problems and ideals, but something that simple may be good in a way....

6:10AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

amazing

4:58AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

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1:13AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Thanks for the article.

8:30AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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