Laki A language of Iran Population 1,000,000 (2002 Fattah). 150,000 monolinguals. Population includes 10,000 Nahavand Lurs. Region Western Iran, Ilam, Lorestan provinces, cities of Aleshtar, Kuhdesht, Nurabad-e Dolfan, Khorramabad. Alternate names Leki, Alaki Dialects Lexical similarity 70% with Western Farsi, 78% with Luristani (Khorramabadi), 69% with Northern Luri (central rural dialects). Classification Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Kurdish Language use Vigorous. Used in the home. All ages. A few young people whose parents speak Laki have learned only Northern Luri or Western Farsi. Positive language attitude. Speakers also use Northern Luri or Western Farsi. Language development Poetry. Dictionary. Comments Agriculturalists. Muslim (Shi'a), Ahl-e Haqq.