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Lari dialect

Native to Iran, Kuwait
Region Southern Iran (Mainly: Fars and Hormozgan provinces)
Native speakers unknown (undated figure of 80,000)Template:Infobox language/ref
Language family
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lrl
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Larestani or Lari (Persian: لارستانی‎ or Persian: لاری‎) is a group of southwestern Iranian dialects related to Luri and Persian. It is spoken in the Larestan (Lar) region of Fars province and in parts of Hormozgan province (including Bastak) in the south of Iran.

Dialects and Researches carried out on Lari

Lari Language has several dialects: Khonji, Lari, Gerashi, Evazi, Fedaghi, Aradi, Bastaki, Fishvari, Khookherdi. In fact, there are more than 9 Dialects for Lari language, such as Aheli which is one of the most ancient dialects in Larestan Speech Community. Also, Being a branch of Pahlavi language, Lari has many similarities with Pahlavi, its mother language. For example we can mention the ergative structure existing in Lari. It means the difference between the conjugation of transitive and intransitive verbs. The speech community of this language includes Fars province, Hormozgan Province and some of Arabic-speaking countries like United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman (Khonji, 2010, p. 15). As Mirdehghan, Moridi & Ourang (2013) state: Lack of linguistic researches in Lari is obvious in the number of few researches in this language, among which Oskarman (1909), Ramaskowitch (1945), Veladimir Minorski (1980) and Malčanova (1982) are noticeable. One of the most important researchers of this area is Koji Kamioka, Japanese Professor who wrote ’Comparative Basic Vocabulary of Khonji and Lari‘ in Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa in 1997. Furthermore, some Iranian researches like Vosouqui (2005), Eghtedari (1990) have done precious researches about Lari in various areas but the most important of these researches is carried out by Lotfali Khonji (2009) who has written the book titled ‘Comprehensive study of Larestani language and Khonji dialect’ which is based on linguistic features of Lari. These Authors have compiled many articles about Lari areas of Linguistics as Morphology, Syntax, and Teaching Lari to Foreign Speakers and Locals. Muhammed Ourang (2012)form Shahid Beheshti University, also, has written his MA Thesis on Preserving Lari as an endangered Language through Teaching Lari.


No. 1 - 2009

L. Khonji, Negaresh Tafsili bar Zabane Larestani va Guyeshe Khonji (Comprehensive Study of Larestani Language and Khonji Dialect), Shiraz: Ilaf Press. No. 2 -2013

       Mirdehghan, Mahinnaz & Ourang, Muhammed (2013). An Analytic Study of the Grammatical Tenses in Lari Language. International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities (IRSSH),10 (3)), (Impact Factor: 0.22). 

No. 3 -2013

       Moridi, Behzad & Ourang, Muhammed. Derivational Morphemes in Lari Language: Limitations and Applications, Second National Conference on Farsi Language Teaching and Linguistics, Shiraz Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran. May 2013.    

No. 4 -2013

        Mirdehqan, Mahinnaz., Morodi, Behzad, & Ourang, Muhammed. The Effectiveness of Task-based Approach in Teaching Local Dialects, Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC), Belfast University, Ireland, September, 2012. 

No. 5 -2012

        Mirdehqan, Mahinnaz., Morodi, Behzad, & Ourang, Muhammed. Teaching to speakers of local dialects through task-based syllabus: requirements, limitations and applications (the case study of teaching Persian to speakers of Lari dialect), Third International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL), International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. May 2013. 

No. 6 -2013

        Moridi Behzad & Ourang, Muhammed (Under Publication). Lari Grammar: A Contrastive Analysis with Persian. Shiraz: Hamsaye Center of Publication.

No. 7 -2013

         Morodi, Behzad, & Ourang, Muhammed. Preserving Endangered Iranian Languages through Applied Linguistic Approach (The Case Study of Lari Language. GLOBAL CONFERENCE on LINGUISTICS and FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING (LINELT), Turkey.   

No. 8 - 1990 A. Eghtedari, Larestane Kohan va Farhange Larestani (Ancient Larestan and Larestani Culture), (1990), Tehran: Jahne Moaser Publication. No. 9 - 2005 A. Eghtedari, Zabane Larestani (Larestani Language), (2005), Tehran: Hamsaye Publication Centre.

No. 10 -2013

        Moridi Behzad & Ourang, Muhammed (In Preparation Book). Teaching Persian to Lari Speakers: Applied Linguistics Considerations.
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