3,270,000 (1993), decreasing. 2,000 Galeshi.
Gilan region, coastal plain, south of Talish. Galeshi is a mountain dialect.
Bandar Anzali, Fumani, Galeshi, Lahijani, Langerudi, Rashti, Rudbari, Rudsari, Some’e Sarai. Reportedly similar to Mâzanderâni [mzn].
Home, market, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Iranian Persian [pes].
Arabic script [Arab].
Heavy influence from Farsi. Muslim (Shi’a).