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As a Northern Iranian myself, I agree with you that there is no African-dark-skinned (or “Negroid” as you awkwardly mentioned) blood in Eurasia (Central Asia and Iran), except for southern parts of Iran, where Africans were brought as slaves.
But I have to correct you on the part about the “Semitic strain” that you mention while describing the population of Iran... First of all, u probably know that Semitic tribes don’t have dark complexion. Old texts prove that most of them had fair complexions. Some of them mixed indeed with darker Ethiopian tribes (Arabians Peninsula) and created the “Arabs” of the South.
Last but not least, Mazenderanis are classified as Eurasians. They are the closest relatives of the Scythians and have clear Mediterranean, Balcanic and Nordic features. East Mazenderan is mainly mixed with Mongoloid tribes. I can tell that my grand mother is of “Nordic type” (blond, tall, blue eyed) and my grand father had more the “Armenoid” type (dark hair, Caucasian features). But their daughter (my mother) turned out to be a complete Asian, looking more like an Uzbek than an Iranian! If there is any genetic “derivations” or “genetic strain” in Mazenderan, it’s the Mongoloid type, and definitely not the Arabic one.
And by the way, Ardy, did you know that when the Arabs invaded Persia, the royal Persian families and high clerics flew to hide in the gloomy forests of Mazenderan? Some scholars believe that the “purest” remaining Persians are actually from Mazenderan. Even the Parsis have last names /family names related to Mazenderani towns. Mazenderani Dialect is even closest to Ancient Persian (such as Pahlevi and Avestan) than Gilaki spoken in Gilan. This dialect is even called “Palari”(derivation of Pahlevi, of course) in some parts of Mazenderan.
I speak fluently Persian, French and Swedish. I learned pretty good English my whole life, and now I'm working on Modern Greek and German, and I can tell that Palari truthfully deserves to be classified as the purest form of Iranian language. This dialect is tremendously closer to Swedish and German, than French for instance. It’s amazing.
Anyway, hope I shed some lights about Mazenderan :)
PS: thanks for teaching to some ignorant people on this site (...) about Iranians.
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