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Iranians /
Iran / Peoples

Iranian people counting about 1 million, mainly living in the Zagros Mountains in western Iran.
There is dispute about the classification of the Laks. Some make them a tribe of the Lors, others en ethnic/cultural group that is to be distinguished alone. They are also classified as Kurds, then being the southernmost of this group.
Laks represent the majority of northwestern Lorestan province, but live also in the provinces of Khozestan and Ilam.
Laks are easily distinguished by their language, Laki, which more clearly stands out as independent. Laks belong either to the religion of Ahl-e Haqq or Islam by its Shi'i branch; the distribution between the two religions is not known.

By Tore Kjeilen