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Gorgani
Spoken in Iran
Region NW Iran
Total speakers Unknown
Language family Indo-European
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
ISO 639-2 ira
ISO 639-3 mzn

Gorgani is a dialect[1] (or a locally spoken sub-language) of the Tabarian (Mazandarani) language[2]

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Etymology

The dilect is named after Gorgan historical district derived from Old Persian Varkana (Greek Hyrkania)

Continuing use

Gorgani appears to be an extinct dialect[3] though it is still referenced in current language codex's[4]. The dialect is part of a group of languages known as Northwest Iranian, after their geographic distribution.[5] Documents have been found dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries which consists of an extensive set of Horufi movement documents.

References

  1. ^ http://www.ethnologue.com/ethno_docs/introduction.asp#dialect Ethnologue definition for dialect.
  2. ^ Lewis, M. Paul (ed.), 2009. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=mzn
  3. ^ Tbilisi, Georgia. "THIRD BIENNIAL CONVENTION ON IRANIAN STUDIES." WELCOMING SPEECHES, PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS and ABSTRACTS (2007): pp61. http://www.persianatesocieties.org/main/Tbilisi%20Convention.pdf
  4. ^ http://multitree.linguistlist.org/codes/mzn-gor
  5. ^ [1] see section Mazanderani

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