Ashtiani language

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Native to Iran
Native speakers
21,000  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 atn
Glottolog asht1244[2]

Ashtiani is one of the Central Iranian dialects.[3] spoken in the Ashtian and Tafresh area of Iran.[4]

It is sometimes seen as a transitional dialect between central Iranian languages and Talysh and is very close to Vafsi. Its speakers are also bilingual in Persian and are Muslim.[5]


  1. ^ Ashtiani at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ashtiani". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Iranica
  4. ^ Ethnologue
  5. ^ "Ashtiyani, the dialect of Ashtian" in Encyclopedia Iranica by E. Yarshater