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Takestani

A language of Iran

ISO 639-3tks

Population  220,000.
Region  Zanjan, Qazvin and Markazi provinces, from Khalkhal to Saveh, Takestan, south and southeast.
Alternate names   Takistani
Dialects  Khalkhal, Tarom, Zanjan, Kharaqan, Ramand (Takestan). Khalkhal dialect is similar to Talysh [tly]. Transitional between Talysh and Semnani [smy] languages. Similar to Eshtehardi [esh].
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Talysh
Language use  Most also use Western Farsi [pes].
Comments  Different from Tat of the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, and Iran. Muslim.
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