Talish-i Gushtasbi

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Talish-i Gushtasbi (Persian: تالش گشتاسبی) is the historical name of the northern Talysh area, presently a part of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the Abbasid Caliphate, there was a (partially equivalent) region called Gushtasfi (Persian: گشتاسفی). People of northern Talysh are of Iranian stock and speak a northwestern Iranian language called Talysh. The chief cities of the area are Talesh, Lankaran, Lerik, Masally and Astara.