800,000 in Azerbaijan (1996). Population total all countries: 915,400.
Caspian coast south of Viliazh-Chai River. May be in Central Asia and Siberia.
4 (Educational). De facto language of provincial identity in Astara, Lankaran, Lerik, Masally districts.
Astara, Lenkoran, Lerik, Massali. Northern Talyshi in Azerbaijan and Iran. Dialects in Azerbaijan are similar. Dialects in Iran may be separate languages. Reportedly similar to Harzani [hrz].
Also use North Azerbaijani [azj].
Muslim (Sunni), Muslim (Shi’a).