Aili Keskitalo reading Avvir and other newspapers.

Ávvir is a newspaper written in the Northern Sámi language that is the result of the merger between Min Áigi and Áššu. Ávvir is currently published five times a week,[1] from Tuesday to Saturday.

History and profile

The first edition of Ávvir was published on Sami National Day, i.e., 6 February 2008[2] The newspaper's offices are located in Kárášjohka and Kautokeino.

The word ávvir means "care" or "attention" in Northern Sámi.[3] The name was proposed by Laila Susanne Vars of Láhpoluoppal in Kautokeino.



  1. Eva Josefsen; Eli Skogerbø (2013). "An Indigenous Public Sphere? The Media and the 2009 Sámediggi Election Campaign" (PDF). Arctic Review on Law and Politics. 4 (1). Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  2. "Aviissat ja bládit". Sámi mediat (in Northern Sami). YLE Sámi Radio. Retrieved 7 March 2008.
  3. "Ávvir". Álgu database. Research Institute for the Languages of Finland. Retrieved 7 March 2008.


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