Persian is a member of the Iranian branch of Indo-European languages. It is spoken in Iran (Persia), Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the Persian Gulf states. Persian is derived from the language of the ancient Persian people. Modern Persian appeared during the 9th century. In addition, the language is written in a version of the Arabic script and is full of words of Arabic origin.

Map of Persian language speakers.
Map of Persian language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 134 million

Main Countries: Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Bahrain, also spoken in various Iranian, Afghanistani, Uzbekistani, and Tajikistani diaspora such as USA, Russia, Sweden, France, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Pakistanand Turkey,Germany

Alternate names: New Persian, Parsi, Irani,Farsi-Western

ISO 639-3 Code: pes

Language Sample

در آن روزگار همۀ مردم جهان به يک زبان سخن میگ?نتد

(The Tower of Babel, Genesis: 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Persian:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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