Mazandarani language

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Mazanderani
Mazänderuni مازرونی
Tabäri تبری
Native to Iran, province of Mazandaran and parts of the provinces of Alborz, Tehran, Semnan and Golestan
Region South coast of the Caspian Sea
Native speakers 3.3 million  (1993)
Language family
Dialects
Mazanderani
Shahmirzadi
Gorgani†
Writing system Persian alphabet
Official status
Regulated by None. but Linguistic faculty of Mazanderan University officially gathers materials and resources about it.
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
mzn – Mazanderani
srz – Shahmirzadi
Mazandarani Language Map.PNG
Areas where Mazanderani is spoken as mother tongue

Mazandarani (in Mazandarani: Mäzeruni) is a Iranian language. It is spoken in northern Iran. Areas that use it are: Mazandaran, west of Golestan, north of Tehran and Semnan and northeast of Qazvin. Between 3-4 million people speak it. Mazandarni is an older Iranian language.

Script and alphabet[change | edit source]

Mazandarani language was written in the Pahlavi alphabet in the early centuries of Islam. The language uses the Arabic alphabet.

Literature[change | edit source]

Mazandarni language has the oldest literature among local languages in Iran. Among books written in this language are:

  • Translation of Quran
  • Marzbananme
  • Nikiname