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The Constitution of Finland
11 June 1999
(731/1999, amendments up to 1112 / 2011 included)

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Section 17 - Right to one's language and culture

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The Sami, as an indigenous people, as well as the Roma and other groups, have the right to maintain and develop their own language and culture. Provisions on the right of the Sami to use the Sami language before the authorities are laid down by an Act.

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