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Tavalesh va Hashtpar,Talish,Talysh

طالش ، تالش


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Talesh is a county in Gilan Province in Iran. Talesh people are one of the oldest inhabitants of Caspian Sea who have lived in Talesh area in old Persia and present Iran, probably 3000 years even before the main Aryan migration.Talesh people live in Gilan, Ardebil, and Azerbaijan Republic and speak their own Talesh language.After Nader Shah's death, the Talesh created their own state with their capital in Lankaran. (Wikipedia) - Talesh

Talesh may refer to:Talesh, also called Tavalesh va Hashtpar (Persian: شهرستان تالش) is a county in Gilan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Hashtpar. At the 2006 census, the county''s population was 179,499, in 42,949 families. The county is subdivided into four districts: the Central District, Asalem District, Haviq District, and Kargan Rud District. The county has five cities: Hashtpar, Lisar, Asalem, Chubar, and Haviq.

Talesh has mountainous wonderful areas, and its virgin and intact nature is a charming place for those eager of nature. Talesh is situated 105 km north-west of Rasht, on the south-west coast of the Caspian Sea. Talesh township, covering an area of 2373 square kilometers, ¼ of surface area of Gilan.

Knitting of socks and stockings, weaving of coarse wool blankets (jajim) are famous among different handicrafts of this township.

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Taleshan are, as archaeological studies show and archeologists say, one of the oldest inhabitants of Caspian Sea, have lived in Talesh land in old Persia and present Iran, even before Aryans migration. According to some researchers, Taleshan have been in this area 3000 years before the Aryan. Because of their light skin and blue eyes, good indications that they may be the Aryans aran Iran. There is a strong believes from scholars (of course the present Taleshian people have faith it) that the Kadousian are the ancestor of the today’s Taleshian. In the triumph of Babel by Datam with 20,000 dogfaces and 4000 cavalry men helped Kourosh''s army.

The land of Talesh was much bigger than what it is now. In old time the geographical areas of Taleshian people was more than 10,000 km² and at present Taleshan live in Gilan province, some cities in Ardabil province, some cities in Azarbaijan Reuablic.

Language

Generally speaking, the land of Talesh has been divided in three regions: Gaskarat (Masaal, Taskoh, Shanderman, Rezvashar, Hashtpar, Asalem, Asttra ); Foumanat (Fouman, Masoleh, and Shaft); and Azarbijan Taleshian ( Lankaran and Tahjikestan). In Gaskarat, the majority of people speak Taleshi and/or Azeri, Farsi. In Foumanat, most speak Gilaki. Lastly, Azerbaijan Taleshian is trilingual, consisting of Taleshi, Azeri and Russian speakers.

Race

Many believe that the Taleshan are the same Aryans, who later migrated to all over the Iran and India and Europe...Sir Arnold wilson wrote:

"Iran''s primary inhabitants generations still in Gilan in the forest areas near a sea (Caspian sea) could be found, these people by Aryan desert settled people expelled from their fatherland and this started 2000 years before Christ and lasted for centuries) Sir Arnold Wilson was talking about Taleshian. Land of old Aran which from past till now was the house of Taleshan, was in fact the place that Aryans migration started from many researchers know Kadousian or the ancestors of Taleshian as the old natives of present Iran before the Aryan immigration. Present Taleshian beside other Iranians have a sense of proud of being Iranian and Aryan and are one of the little Iranian communities that kept their pure and Aryan culture."

Religion

Taleshian people at present are Muslim (Sonah and Shieah). Most of the southern Taleshian are Shiah and most northern Taleshian are Sonah.

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An old man from Talesh is playing Flute while his sheep is happily enjoying the grass! Talesh people are one of the oldest inhabitants of Gilan Sea who have lived in Gilan in old Persia and present Iran about 3000 years even before the Aryan migration.
An old Iranian is enjoying his lady playing Flute in the beautiful nature of Talesh in Gilan.The Talesh people identify themselves with the ancient Iranic tribes, who inhabited the area around Gilan sea, including Azarbaijan.
Talesh Women are Working in Rice farms called Bijar. It takes lots of effort and patience to grow top quality Gilan'sIranian rice which has no match worldwide. Local Iranian producer is devoting a lot to resist wrong state policies and fast urbanization.
Gilan/Talesh a Statue of Rostam Charmineh, the Iranian general riding a Chariot at the battle of Chaldoran which took place on Aug, 23, 1514. The site of the Chaldoran battlefield is near Jala Ashaqi village, 6 km west of Siyah Cheshmeh, south of Maku.
Jewels of Iran; Masal is a city in and the capital of Masal County, Gilan Province, 55km from Rasht. The Khalkayi River originates from the Shah Moallem Peak and after 40 km passes through the city of Masal.
Winter snow in Asalem; it's a city in and the capital of Asalem District, in Talesh County, Gilan Province, Iran. Main products are handicrafts such as kilim (Gilim) & pottery and the area is famous for dairy products and a splendid nature.
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