Gilaki

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Gelaki, Gilani, Guilaki, Guilani
Population

3,270,000 (1993), decreasing. 2,000 Galeshi.

Location

Gilan region, coastal plain, south of Talish. Galeshi is a mountain dialect.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Bandar Anzali, Fumani, Galeshi, Lahijani, Langerudi, Rashti, Rudbari, Rudsari, Some’e Sarai. Reportedly similar to Mâzanderâni [mzn].

Language Use

Home, market, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Iranian Persian [pes].

Language Development
Magazines. Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2012.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab].

Other Comments

Heavy influence from Farsi. Muslim (Shi’a).