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Map of the Marashiyan dynasty

The Marashiyan or Marashis (Mazandarani: مرعشیون, Persian: مرعشیان‎) were an Iranian Sayyid Twelver Shiʿite dynasty of Mazandarani origin, ruling in Mazandaran from 1359 to 1596. The dynasty was founded by Mir-i Buzurg, a Sayyid native to Dabudasht.


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