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Spoken in Semnan & Mazandaran & Golestan & Markazi provinces of Iran.
Region Elburz
Total speakers 36,000 (2006)[1]
Language family Indo-European
Writing system none
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
ISO 639-2
ISO 639-3 sgr

Sangsari or Sangisari is an Iranian language spoken in the Semnan province of Iran mainly in the Sangsar (Mahdi Shehr) town and in a several surrounding villages. Sangsari is included in the Semnani group of Northwest Iranian languages that also includes Lasgerdi, Semnani, and Sorkhei.[2] There are around 36,000 Sangsari speakers.[3]



The vowels of Sangsari are /a, a:, e, e:, i, o, ö, u, u:/. The consonants are the same as in Persian.[4]


Sangseri distinguishes two numbers in pronouns--singular and plural--and marks two cases in the singular--the direct (nominative) and the oblique (other cases). Masculine and feminine forms are distinct in the singular third person pronouns.[5]

1 sg 2 sg 3 sg masc. 3 sg fem. 1 pl 2 pl 3 pl
dir. a ham anun
obl. ma ta ne ham anun



Pierre Lecoq. 1989. "Les dialectes caspiens et les dialectes du nord-ouest de l'Iran," Compendium Linguarum Iranicarum. Ed. Rüdiger Schmitt. Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag. Pages 296-314.



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