Gilaks

The Gilak people or Gilaks (Gilaki: گیلک) are an Iranian ethnic group native to the northern Iranian province of Gilan. They form one of the main ethnic groups residing in the northern parts of Iran. Gilaks, along with the closely related Mazandarani people,[3] comprise part of the Caspian people, who inhabit the southern and southwestern coastal regions of the Caspian Sea.[4]

Gilaks
Total population
3[1] to 4 million[2] (2006)
Regions with significant populations
Province of Gilan in Iran
Languages
Gilaki language
Religion
Mostly Shi'a Muslim
Related ethnic groups
Iranian peoples, Peoples of the Caucasus

They speak the Gilaki language, an Iranian language which is closely related to Mazandarani.[3]