Akkala Sámi is part of the Finno-Ugrian family of languages. It is classified as nearly extinct. Only 8 people can speak this language today. Most of the people who used to speak Akkala Sámi now speak the more popular Kildin Sámi or Russian. The language is now spoken in the Murmansk Province and Lovozero areas of Russia. The two leading scholars in the language are Leif Rantala and Pekka Sammallahti.

Source: UNESCO Red Book on Endangered Languages: Europe