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Encyclopedia > Lak people (Iran)
Total population: c. 1 million (est.)
Significant populations in: Western Iran:
  1,000,000 [1]
Language: Laki, Luri, Persian
Religion: Shi'a Islam, Ahl-e-Haqq
Related ethnic groups: Other Iranian peoples

The Laks are an Iranian ethnic group in southwestern Iran. Laki (or Lek√≠) is the name of their tongue, a dialect of Gorani Kurdish. Motto: Independence, freedom, the Islamic Republic (Persian: Esteqlāl, āzādÄ«, jomhÅ«rÄ«-ye eslāmÄ«) Anthem: SorÅ«d-e MellÄ«-e Īrān Capital Tehran Largest city Tehran Official language(s) Persian Government Supreme Leader President Islamic republic Ali Khamenei Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Revolution Declared Against Mohammad Reza Pahlavi February... Laki is an Iranian language/dialect (of Gurâni) of the north-western branch spoken in the central Zagros region of Iran (Luristan province) by the Lak people. ... Luri is a dialect of Persian language. ... Persian (known variously as: فارسی Fârsi, local name in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, پارسی Pârsi, older, local name still used by some speakers, Tajik, a Central Asian dialect, or Dari, another local name in Tajikistan and Afghanistan) is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia... It has been suggested that Misconceptions about the Shia be merged into this article or section. ... Ahl-e Haqq (Persian:اهل حق), also referred to as Yarsan or Yaresan and Ali-Ilahis or Aliullahis by crtiticizers , is a Sufi order in Iran. ... Iranian peoples are speakers of various Iranian languages that were once found in a much larger area throughout Eurasia from the Balkans to the borders of China and are today mainly found in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus. ... Laki is an Iranian language/dialect (of Gurâni) of the north-western branch spoken in the central Zagros region of Iran (Luristan province) by the Lak people. ... A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language used by people from a particular geographic area. ... Gorani, sometimes also called Hewrami, the dialect of a small group of Kurds in the province of Kermanshah, Iran and in the Hewraman mountains between Iran and Iraq. ...

Neighboring ethnic groups include the Lurs and Kurds, with whom they are related. The Laks are primarily concentrated in the provinces of Lorestan, Ilam and Khuzestan. Falak-ol-aflak, built by the Sassanids, is almost 1800 years old. ... Kurds are one of the Iranian peoples and speak Kurdish, a north-Western Iranian language related to Persian. ... // Introduction Ilam province is on the western edges of the Zagros range, bordering Iraq. ... Map showing Khuzestan in Iran Domes like this are quite common in Khuzestan province. ...

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