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The flag of Takestan is white with logo and green fringe.
Tomislav Šipek, 11 October 2018
The municipality of Takestan (80,299 inhabitants in 2016) is located in
north-western Iran. The Takestani dialect, spoken in Takestan, is a branch of
the Tati language, one of the most traditional Northwestern Iranian languages in
the Indo-European languages family. Tati has been categorized by UNESCO’s “Atlas
of the World’s Languages in Danger” project as a “definitely endangered
language.” Tati and Persian are in the same language family called “Western
[https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/oigp/students/profiles/linguistics/taherkhani.html N. Taherkhani. 2017. A Morpho-phonological Analysis of Vowel Changes in Takestani-Tati Verb Conjugations: Assimilation, Deletion, and Vowel Harmony. Poster presented at The first North American Conference on Iranian Linguistics (NACIL1), Stony Brook, New York]
The bunch of grapes makes the emblem canting. “Takestan” literally and figuratively means "Vineyard". Takestan with 35000 hectares of vineyards in Iran is the second largest city in grapes producing. In September 1938 the city's name “Syadn" formally changed to Takestan by the Academy of language and Culture of Iran. 70% of the grapes become raisins and sultanas that is exported to Russia, Ukraine and other Central Asian countries and Europe, in addition to domestic consumption.
Iran Guides and Services, 18 September 2016
Ivan Sache, 12 October 2018