Information from: “Kola Sami language revitalization – opportunities and challenges” (392-421) . Scheller, Elisabeth (2013) , Andersson, Kajsa ·
60 percent certain, based on the evidence available
"Rantala (2009) reports that the last Akkala Sami speaker died in 2003. Nevertheless, my investigations show that there is at least one person aged 70 years with good knowledge of Akkala Sami and using Akkala Sami actively in conversations with active Kildin Sami speakers. In addition to that I estimate that there are several persons with passive knowledge of Akkala Sami on different levels...There is a group of middle-aged Akkala Sami in Ëna who are learning Kildin Sami as an 'intermediate language', hoping to switch to Akkala Sami more easily after they have acquired a good knowledge of Kildin Sami."
MORE ON VITALITY
"In 2010 the Akkala Sami in Ëna established an office that functions as a language centre and where language courses and other language revitalisation measures are taking place. Today there is no teaching of Akkala Sami, but there is an Akkala Sami grammar (Zajkov 1987) and there are audio recordings of Akkala Sami collected by the Russian Academy of Science in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s (AA KRC 2010) that could be used to revitalise the language."
Information from: “Documenting the endangered Kola Saami languages” (39–82) . Michael Riessler and Joshua Wilbur (2007) , Tove Bull and Jurij Kusmenko and Michael Rießler · Nordeuropa-Institut der Humbolt-Universität
"According to information from different Saami and non-Saami individuals, the last speaker of Akkala passed away in 2003."
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
Russia, Murmansk oblast
Mainland near the Kola peninsula
Information from: “World Oral Literature Project” .
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
Information from: “Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages” . Christopher Moseley (2005) RoutledgeCurzon
80 percent certain, based on the evidence available
"There were eight speakers in the early 1990s, all elderly, and according to a recent report, now only one speaker is known to be living."
SPEAKER NUMBER TRENDS
Kola Peninsula, Lovorenzo
Information from: “Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO Publishing
Information from: “Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 18th Edition” . Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig · SIL International
"Last known speaker died in 2003." Ethnic population figures from (1995 M. Krauss).
DATE OF INFO
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
"Some descendants of Akkala Saami speak Kildin Saami [sjd] but most have shifted to Russian [rus] (Salminen 2007)."