Farsi language and culture

Persian Alphabet

The Persian language is part of the Indo-European language family and is one of the world’s oldest languages still in use today. It has a rich literary tradition with many noted poets.  The people who speak Persian call the language Fārsī which is the Arabic form of Parsi. Persian is a member of the Iranian branch of Indo-European languages …

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Persian Baby Names

A Persian or Iranian name is made up of a first name and then the last name of the family. Sometimes more than one first name is given.  Many names are taken from Arabic, Greek, Assyrian and Armenian names.  About 10-15% of the names come from a Persian literature book known as Shahnameh which means …

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Persian History

The history of Iran is a mix of dynasties and invaders from the Greeks, Arabs, Turks, Mongols and others.  It is one of the world’s oldest civilizations with historical and city remnants dating back to 4000 B.C. The Medes made the country one nation in 645 B.C.  The Achaemenid Empire (550-330 B.C.) was the first …

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Persian Cuisine

Bread is the most important food in Iran.  It is baked in large clay ovens.  Many dishes are made from dairy products.  Yogurt is a popular food as well as rice dishes that include meats, vegetables and seasonings. Lamb is a typical food. Iranians love the dessert baklava and, of course, tea.   There are many …

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Persian Flag

The Persian flag is a horizontal tricolor of red, white, and green with the emblem of Iran in red centered on the white stripe. The takbir meaning Allah is the greatest in English and Arabic is written 22 times in white on the fringe of both the green and red bands in the Kufic script.  The flag was designed and approved …

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Persian Geography

Persia is a large country in the Middle East between the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the CaspianSea.  It is bordered by Iraq to the west, Turkey, Azerbaijan’s Naxcivan enclave, Armenia, and Axerbaijan to the northwest, Turkmenistan to the northeast and Afghanistan and Pakistan to the southeast. The winters in Iran are very cold …

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