Shemiran Dialect Group

Borjian, Habib

A blurry region in the dialectology of Iran is the central Alborz, an extensive area bounded by the Caspian littoral in the north and the plain of Tehran in the south. While some linguistic data on the northern valleys of central Alborz (namely those of the Kojur and Nur river valleys) that clearly defines them as varieties of Māzandarāni has been available for some time, the data on the Jājrud valley, immediately north of Tehran across the Towchāl range, and on Shemirān, now within the municipal boundaries of the capital, have only been published recently. This development has persuaded this author to undertake an extensive study of these districts, resulting in the present paper (among others), which attempts to cover Shemirān, the southernmost district of central Alborz.

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January 31, 2018