This second map lumps some of the groups together:
1 Southern Saami
2 Central Saami
3. Northern Saami
4 Inari Saami
5 Skolt Saami
6 Kola Saami
This is a man's garment, place of origin unspecified.
This shows a pair of pants and a variety of different hats and bonnets used by the Saami.
The central Saami traditionally spoke the Ume, Pite and Lule languages, going from south to north. Ume Saami currently has about 10 speakers, and Pite Saami has between 25 and 50. There are more who no longer speak the language.
So many good sources of images do not bother to record the exact origin, so many of the images which I have are simply marked 'Sweden' or 'Norway'. I have not been able to find many images of these people.
This is the only image which I have been able to find which is unequivocably Ume Saami. This woman is LenaMaria Nilsson who is active in Saami politics.
Lule Saami is still spoken by perhaps 2000 people, the second largest of the Saami languages.
A Lule Saami couple from Tysfjord Norway
Lule Saami from Jokkmokk (Jåhkåmåhkke or Dálvvadis) in Sweden
The costumes of Enontekiö (Eanodat) are basically the same as in Kautokeino (Guovdageaidnu)
The Inari and Skolt languages are each highly divergent from the other Saami languages.
About 300 people currently speak this language, although there is a movement to start teaching it to younger people. The Inari only live in Finland.
I have pieced this article together from many sources, and while I have caught some obvious errors, there may be others which have found their way into this article. I am particularly unsure concerning the material from Sweden. If anyone, Saami or otherwise notices such errors, I apologize and would greatly appreciate better information and images. Thank you.
Heidi Fossnes, 'Norges Bunader og Samiske Folkedrakter', Oslo, 1994
Liv Trotzig et al, 'Sockendräkter Dalarna', Dalarna, 1976
Natalia Kalashnikova et al, 'National Costumes of the Soviet Peoples', Moscow, 1990
L. N. Molotova, 'Folk Art of the Russian Federation', Leningrad, 1981
Max Tilke, 'East European Costumes', London, 1926
Charles Holme, ed., 'Peasant Art in Sweden, Lapland, and Iceland', London, 1910
Laila Duran, 'Scandinavian Folklore vol I - III', AB, Sweden, 2011-2013
Much of this material I found online, I thank all those who make such information available. Upon request I will include explicit sources of the images. Thank you