LAPLAND, or Lappland, a name used to indicate the region of northern Europe inhabited by the Lapps, though not applied to any administrative district.
Von Diiben, Om Lappland och Lapparne (Stockholm, 1873), with list of over 200 authorities; C. Rabot, "La Laponie suedoise d'apres les recentes explorations de MM.
Passarge, Fahrten in Schweden, besonders in Nordschweden and Lappland (Berlin, 1897); Bayard Taylor, Northern Travel (London, 1858); E.
In the northern mountains the ptarmigan is common, and like other creatures assumes a white winter dress; ducks and other water-fowl frequent the lakes; the golden eagle, certain buzzards and owls are found, and among smaller birds the Lappland bunting (Plectrophanes laponicus) may be mentioned.
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