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 languages,[3] spoken in Ashtiyan and Tafresh of Iran.

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.[4]


  1. ^ Ashtiani at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Ashtiani". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Ethnologue
  4. ^ " in Encyclopedia Iranica by E. Yarshater