Gilaki language

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گیلٚکی زٚوان (ɡilɵki zɵvān)
Gilaki in Nastaliq style (گیلکی)
Native toIran, province of Gilan and parts of the province of Mazandaran and Qazvin also Alborz
RegionSouthwest coast of the Caspian Sea
Ethnicity4.6 million Gilaki (2021)[1]
Native speakers
2.55 million (2021)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3glk
Areas where Gilaki is spoken as the mother tongue
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Gilaki (گیلٚکي زٚوؤن; ɡilɵki zɵvön) is an Iranian language spoken in south of the Caspian Sea by the Gilak people.[2][3] Gilaki language is closely related to Mazandarani.[4][2] Both languages have similar vocabularies and share some features with Caucasian languages.[5][6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Gilaki | Ethnologue Free". Ethnologue (Free All).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nasidze, I; Quinque, D; Rahmani, M; Alemohamad, SA; Stoneking, M (April 2006). "Concomitant Replacement of Language and mtDNA in South Caspian Populations of Iran". Curr. Biol. 16 (7): 668–73. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2006.02.021. PMID 16581511. S2CID 7883334.
  3. The Tati language group in the sociolinguistic context of Northwestern Iran and Transcaucasia By D.Stilo, pages 137-185
  4. Dalb, Andrew (1998). Dictionary of Languages: The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages. Columbia University Press. p. 226. ISBN 0-231-11568-7.
  5. "GILAN x. LANGUAGES – Encyclopaedia Iranica".
  6. "Gilaki".
  7. "OLAC resources in and about the Gilaki language".