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.

REFERENCE

Narody Perednei Azii. Moscow, 1957.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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