Muitalægje was the first Sámi newspaper, published in the Norwegian town of Vadsø. Its full name was Muittalægje čuvgetusa haliduvvidi sami gaskast[1] (Tales for Sámi hungry for education/culture). It was published for the first time in 1873 and the last time in 1875[2] by the Norwegian police chief of Polmak, Christian Andreasen,[3] who also wrote the majority of its articles.


  1. Guttorm, Inga; Johan Jernslettern; Klaus Peter Nickel (1986). Davvin 3: saamen kielen peruskurssi (in Finnish). Jyväskylä, Finland: Gummerus Oy. p. 16. ISBN 951-43-0335-0.
  2. "Lapska språket och litteraturen". Nordisk familjebok : Uggleupplagan. 15. Kromat - Ledvätska (in Swedish). 1911. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
  3. Labba, Per Stefan; Aage Solbakk; Veikko Holmberg (1987). Sámás 1 (in Northern Sami). Helsinki: Oy Yleisradio Ab. p. 73. ISBN 951-43-0420-9.

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