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Welcome to Giellagas Institute!

The Giellagas Institute was established at the University of Oulu in 2001. Giellagas has a nation-wide responsibility to organize, introduce and provide Saami language and cultural studies and research at the academic level. Giellagas is an independent organisation in the Faculty of Humanities and it is financed directly by the Ministry of Education. The Giellagas Institute houses two major academic subjects, Saami Linguistics and Saami Culture.