Takestani

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Takistani
Population

374,000 (2014 J. Leclerc).

Location

Qazvin province: Takestan area; Markazi and Zanjan provinces: Saveh area.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Khalkhal, Tarom, Zanjan, Kharaqan, Ramand (Takestan). Khalkhal dialect is reportedly similar to Talysh [tly]. Transitional between Talysh and Semnani [smy] languages. Similar to Eshtehardi [esh].

Language Use

Also use Iranian Persian [pes].

Writing

Arabic script, Nastaliq variant [Aran].

Other Comments

Different from Tat [ttt] of the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, and Iran. Muslim.

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