Persian language

Persian language, Western Iranian language.

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Persian (), also known by its endonym Farsi (فارسی, Fārsī, [fɒːɾˈsiː] (listen)), is a Western Iranian language belonging to the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian subdivision of the Indo-European languages. Persian is a pluricentric language predominantly spoken and used officially within Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan in three mutually intelligible standard varieties, namely Iranian Persian, Dari Persian (officially named Dari since 1958) and Tajiki Persian (officially named Tajik since the Soviet era). It is also spoken natively in the Tajik variety by a significant population within Uzbekistan, as well as within other regions with a Persianate history in the cultural sphere of Greater Iran. It is written officially within Iran and Afghanistan in the Persian alphabet, a derivation of the Arabic script, and within Tajikistan in the Tajik alphabet, a derivation of Cyrillic. Modern Persian is a continuation of Middle Persian, an official language of the Sasanian Empire (224–651 CE), itself a continuation of Old Persian, which was used in the Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BC).

Dari
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Dari ... Darī, [daɾiː]) or Dari Persian (فارسی دری, Fārsī-ye Darī) is a political term used for the various dialects of the Persian language spoken in Afghanistan...

Persians
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Persians ... and are native speakers of the Persian language, as well as languages closely related to Persian. The ancient Persians were originally an ancient Iranian...

Old Persian
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Old Persian ... Old Persian is one of the two directly attested Old Iranian languages (the other being Avestan) and it is the ancestor of Middle Persian (the language of...

Tajik language
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Tajik language ... New Persian, Tajiki Persian, like Iranian Persian and Dari Persian, is a continuation of Middle Persian, the official religious and literary language of...

Middle Persian
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Middle Persian ... Middle Persian or Pahlavi, also known by its endonym Pārsīk or Pārsīg (??????) in its later form, is a Western Middle Iranian language which became...

Persian language in the Indian subcontinent
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Persian language in the Indian subcontinent ... The Persian language in the Indian subcontinent (Persian: زبان فارسی در شبه قاره هند), before the British colonisation, was the region's lingua franca...

Iranian Persian
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Iranian Persian ... Iranian Persian, Western Persian or Western Farsi, natively simply known as Persian (فارسی, Fārsi), refers to the varieties of the modern Persian language spoken...

Judeo-Persian
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Judeo-Persian ... term, Judeo-Persian refers to a number of Judeo-Iranian languages spoken by Jewish communities throughout the formerly extensive Persian Empire, including...

List of countries and territories where Persian is an official language
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List of countries and territories where Persian is an official language ... following is a list of sovereign states that have Persian as an official language. The Persian language in the Indian subcontinent, before the British colonized...

Persian alphabet
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Persian alphabet ... language spoken in Iran (Western Persian) and Afghanistan (Dari Persian). The Persian language spoken in Tajikistan (Tajiki Persian) is written in the Tajik alphabet...

Persian Lessons
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