LORI LANGUAGE, the language of one of Iran’s major ethnic groups, spoken by five million people over the length of the Zagros range, forming a linguistic continuum between Kurdish and Persian. (See also BAḴTIĀRI TRIBE ii. Baḵtiāri dialectBOIR AḤMADI ii. The dialect; DEZFUL ii. Dezfuli and Šuštari; FĀRS viii. Dialects; GIŌNI.) This entry is divided into the following sections:

i. Lori dialects

ii. Sociolinguistic status of Lori

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Originally Published: January 1, 2000

Last Updated: December 20, 2012