(Wikipedia) - Lari language (Redirected from Larestani)
|Fars Province, Bastak County |
|unknown (undated figure of 80,000) |
| Indo-European |
Lari, also known as Larestani (Persian: لارستانی), is a southwestern Iranian language related to Luri and Persian. The Lari language has kept strong ties with Old Persian. The Lari language is derived from Middle Persian. The Lari language has lots of words from Middle Persian that distinguishes it from modern Persian. The Lari language has less Arabic influence than Modern Persian, which suggests that Lari descends from a purer Iranian tongue. There are ergative structure in Lari verbal morphology, which is distinct from Persian.
Lari is spoken in different counties of the Fars province (Larestan, Khonj, Gerash, Lamerd) and in the mountainous Bastak County in Hormozgan. The language is spoken by Larestani people, the majority of Larestani people are Sunni Muslims.
Lari has several dialects: Khonji, Lari, Gerashi, Evazi (Awadhi), Fedaghi, Aradi, Bastaki, Fishvari, Khookherdi and Kandari.
Tags:Arabic, Fars, Fars Province, Hormozgan, ISO, Iran, Iranian, Larestani, Old Persian, Persian, Sunni, Wikipedia