2,770,000 (2014 M. Izady), decreasing. 2,000 Galeshi.
Gilan Province, coastal plain, south of Talish and Caspian sea; Galeshi is a mountain dialect.
Galeshi, Rashti, Rudbari, Some’e Sarai, Lahijani, Langerudi, Rudsari, Bandar Anzali, Fumani. Reportedly similar to Mâzanderâni [mzn].
Home, market, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Iranian Persian [pes].
Heavy influence from Farsi. Muslim.