Talysh people

Talysh
Толишон • tolışon • Талыши • تالش
Total population
c. 1 million
Regions with significant populations
 Azerbaijan~600,000 (2009 est.)[1][2][3][4]
 Iran430,000[5]
 Russia2,548[6]
 Ukraine133[7]
Languages
Talysh, Azerbaijani, Gilaki, Persian, Russian
Religion
Islam (Predominantly Shi'a) with minorities of Sunni, Irreligion, Christian, and Zoroastrian adherents.[4][8][9]
Related ethnic groups
Other Iranian peoples

Talysh (also Talishi, Taleshi or Talyshi) are an Iranian[10][11][12][13][14][15] ethnic group indigenous to a region shared between Azerbaijan and Iran which spans the South Caucasus and the southwestern shore of the Caspian Sea. They speak the Talysh language, one of the Northwestern Iranian languages. It is spoken in the northern regions of the Iranian provinces of Gilan and Ardabil and the southern parts of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Northern Talysh (the part in the Republic of Azerbaijan) was historically known as Talish-i Gushtasbi. In Iran there is a Talesh County in Gilan.[16]

Origins

The Talishis generally identify themselves with the ancient Cadusians, who inhabited the area to the southwest of Caspian Sea, bounded on the north by Kura River, including modern provinces of Ardabil and Gilan. The name Talishi may be etymologically related to Cadusi, which has influenced the name of the Caspian and Caucasus.[citation needed]

Other Languages
العربية: طاليون
azərbaycanca: Talışlar
беларуская: Талышы
български: Талиши
bosanski: Tališi
català: Talix
Чӑвашла: Талышсем
čeština: Talyšové
Deutsch: Talyschen
español: Talyshi
Esperanto: Taliŝoj
فارسی: مردم تالش
français: Talysh
galego: Pobo talysh
հայերեն: Թալիշներ
hrvatski: Tališi
Bahasa Indonesia: Talysh
kurdî: Taliş
lietuvių: Talyšai
მარგალური: თალიშეფი
Bahasa Melayu: Talysh
Nederlands: Talysh
нохчийн: Талышаш
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Tolishlar
polski: Tałyszowie
русский: Талыши
српски / srpski: Талиши
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Tališi
suomi: Tališit
тоҷикӣ: Толишон
Türkçe: Talışlar
українська: Талиші
اردو: تالش قوم
Zazaki: Talışi