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The Last Galesh Herdsman: Ethno-linguistic Materials from South Caspian Rainforests

Habib Borjian; Maryam Borjian

Title:
The Last Galesh Herdsman: Ethno-linguistic Materials from South Caspian Rainforests
Author(s):
Borjian, Habib
Borjian, Maryam
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
Center for Iranian Studies
Volume:
41
Persistent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Iranian Studies
Geographic Area:
Iran--Māzandarān
Abstract:
This article includes part of the linguistic material we documented in 2002 from a galesh ranch in central-eastern Mazandaran. It transcribes, translates, and glosses two texts related by a patriarch on his long, eventful life: the dramatic elopement with the girl he married, his successful family life and career as a pastoral nomad, and his long resistance against the laws forcing the galesh families to evacuate the forest for good. Notwithstanding our dialectological purpose, namely documentation of the largely understudied language of Mazandaran within the long-standing tradition of Iranian philology, the article may also provide raw material for the anthropologist, sociologist, and historian, as it relays an unrecorded tradition just before its total disappearance.
Subject(s):
Māzandarānī language
Linguistics
Anthropological linguistics
Ethnology
Publisher DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1080/00210860801981336
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Suggested Citation:
Habib Borjian, Maryam Borjian, , The Last Galesh Herdsman: Ethno-linguistic Materials from South Caspian Rainforests, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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