Gilaki Interpreting & Translation Services

Aplomb Translations provides Gilaki translation and interpreting services.

Gilaki, or Gilani, is a Northwestern Iranian language spoken as the main local language of the Caspian province of Gilan in northern Iran. Gilan is located to the west of Mazandaran province, and Gilaki shares a lot of characteristics with Mazandarani, leading many to argue that Gilaki and Mazandarani form a language continuum. Mutual intelligibility between Gilaki and Mazandarani is very limited, especially between geographically distant dialects of the languages. Even within Gilaki dialects, there is a lot of variation sometimes leading to difficulty in communication. Due to Gilan’s relatively decentralized demographics and paucity of written material, no standard version of Gilaki is agreed upon. In this article, all data are based on the dialect of Rasht (the capital of Gilan province), unless otherwise stated.

Gilaki is estimated by Ethnologue to be spoken by more than 2.8 million speakers (Simons, 2017) . Like many other Iranian languages (including Mazandarani), the language is being replaced by Persian rapidly. According to one study in Rasht, more than 75% of high school students are reported to use Persian exclusively in most contexts in their daily life (Kishekhaleh & Hamidoost, 2014).

With a few exceptions, Gilaki is an unwritten language. There has been a rise in Gilaki publications in prose and poetry during the past 80 years, but the scope of these works have been fairly limited. Some of the most notable contemporary Gilaki poems were published in Chalangar newspaper in mid 20th century. In the recent decades, there has been a comeback of mass media productions in Gilaki thanks to the establishment of the state-run provincial TV station in Gilan and the advent of the internet and social media. Relatively high degrees of media attention have also been given in recent years to incidents such as the publication of a comic book or a novel translation in Gilaki.

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