|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)|
|Writing system||Persian alphabet|
|Regulated by||None. but Linguistic faculty of Mazanderan University officially gathers materials and resources about it.|
mzn – Mazanderani
srz – Shahmirzadi
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 | change source]
Mazandarani language was written in the Pahlavi alphabet in the early centuries of Islam. The language uses the Arabic alphabet.
Literature[change | change source]
Mazandarni language has the oldest literature among local languages in Iran. Among books written in this language are:
- Translation of Quran