Islamic Republic of Iran


Language Data

  • Alternate names: Gilaki, Mazandarani, Sari, Tabri
  • Dialects: Gorgani, Mazanderani
  • Scriptures published: None
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: Very low in Mazanderani. The educated can read Farsi [pes] well. Literacy rate in second language(s): Very high in Persian. Many young people speak Iranian Persian [pes] as their first language; if a non-Mazandarani speaker is present, Iranian Persian is used
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Region: North near Caspian Sea, Mazandaran Province; some also in Semnan and Golestan provinces
  • Religion: Muslim (Shi'a)
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists; fishermen; majority are urban dwellers
  • Number of users: 2,300,000
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)