L1 users: 68,700 (2011 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 218,100.
Astara, Lankaran, and Lerik districts: Caspian coast south of Viliazh-Chai river.
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].