Gerash is a small city in Islamic Republic of Iran (within the province of Fars). It is part of Larestan, which is located in southwest of Iran. People of Gerash speak Gerashi, a language with 2 main branches: Nassagi (the dominant one) and Barqe-Roozi (commonly known as Belalizi). The population has been growing rapidly after the Iran-Iraq war as the baby-boom has increased the city's population 3 fold since the cessation of the war. Despite the high volatility in population due to seasonal migration, the population is estimated to be at around 30,000 Gerashis.
People of Gerash are Shia
. Many of them have emigrated
to the UAE
and other Persian Gulf
countries, such as Bahrain
, and Qatar
, working in microstructural variety stores
, manual commodity movements, confidential-exports by motorboats, and other similar professions. Recently, migrating locations have changed to include United Kingdom
, and in some rare cases Canada
. Foreign passport acquirement remains the primary reason for many of these migrations. Cost-effectiveness of eastern Europe
make them favorite destinations for those students who have a passion for learning English
The most notable monument is Kalat. Since the creation of the hill, Gerashis have been circling the Holly Hill as a sign of their devotion. Of the influential artefacts, Berka
has had a special place in Gerashis' hearts. Numerous Berkas have been created by philanthropists to save people from dehydration. Such practice still continues in spite of the creation of modern water-pipe capabilities.
Given the time honored tradition of naming Persian years (this year is Goat,) Gerashis have petitioned for the coming year to be named the year of Gerashi. Gerashis refer to themselves as Khodmooni.