Hans Jonas Henriksen

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Hans Jonas Henriksen (Northern Sami: Heandarat-Hánsa; 1903 – 1977) was a Norwegian proponent for Sami culture and language. He was born in Tana, Finnmark. From 1953 he chaired Samisk Råd for Finnmark, and from 1964 to 1971 he chaired the council Norsk Sameråd. He contributed to the five volume Lapp Dictionary (1932–1962; main editor Konrad Nielsen), and translated several books into Sami language. He edited the Sami newspaper Ságat for several years. He received the Arts Council Norway Honorary Award in 1974.[1][2]


  1. ^ Jernsletten, Nils. "Hans Henriksen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Hans J. Henriksen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
Preceded by
Hans Heiberg
Recipient of the Arts Council Norway Honorary Award
Succeeded by
Ingeborg Refling Hagen