Gilaki

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Gilaki

 

a people of Iran who live along the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. Population, approximately 1.3 million (1970, estimate). They speak Gilaki, a western Iranian language, and their religion is Muslim-Shiah. The primary occupation of the Gilaki is farming, which in the coastal regions is supplemented by fishing and in the mountain areas by cattle raising and forestry.

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Narody Perednei Azii. Moscow, 1957.
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