Western Persian

Iranian PersianFarsi, WesternIran's standard PersianIranianpesWesternWestern Farsi
Western Persian, Parsi or Farsi (Persian: فارسی) is the most widely spoken dialect of Persian language.wikipedia
78 Related Articles

Dari

Dari PersianDari languageDari-Persian
The other two are Dari Persian and Tajiki Persian.
Iranian Persian and Dari Persian are mutually intelligible, with differences found primarily in the vocabulary and phonology.

Tajik language

TajikTajikiTajik Persian
The other two are Dari Persian and Tajiki Persian.
By way of Early New Persian, Tajiki Persian, like Iranian Persian and Dari Persian, is a continuation of Middle Persian, the official religious and literary language of the Sasanian Empire (224–651 CE), itself a continuation of Old Persian, the language of the Achaemenids (550–330 BC).

Persian language

PersianNew PersianFarsi
Western Persian, Parsi or Farsi (Persian: فارسی) is the most widely spoken dialect of Persian language.
It 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).

Persian alphabet

PersianPerso-Arabic alphabetPerso-Arabic
The Persian alphabet, also known as the Perso-Arabic alphabet, is a writing system used for the Persian language spoken in Iran (Western Persian) and Afghanistan (Dari Persian).

Iran

PersiaIslamic Republic of IranIranian
It is officially spoken in Iran and also by various minorities in Iraq and the Persian Gulf states.

Iraq

Republic of IraqIraqiIrak
It is officially spoken in Iran and also by various minorities in Iraq and the Persian Gulf states.

Arab states of the Persian Gulf

Gulf StatesPersian Gulf statesPersian Gulf countries
It is officially spoken in Iran and also by various minorities in Iraq and the Persian Gulf states.

English language

EnglishEnglish-languageen
The term Persian is an English derivation of Latin Persiānus, the adjectival form of Persia, itself deriving from Greek, a Hellenized form of Old Persian, which means "Persia" (a region in southwestern Iran, corresponding to modern-day Fars).

Latin

Latin languageLat.la
The term Persian is an English derivation of Latin Persiānus, the adjectival form of Persia, itself deriving from Greek, a Hellenized form of Old Persian, which means "Persia" (a region in southwestern Iran, corresponding to modern-day Fars).

Greek language

GreekAncient GreekModern Greek
The term Persian is an English derivation of Latin Persiānus, the adjectival form of Persia, itself deriving from Greek, a Hellenized form of Old Persian, which means "Persia" (a region in southwestern Iran, corresponding to modern-day Fars).

Old Persian

PersianOld Persian languageancient Persian
The term Persian is an English derivation of Latin Persiānus, the adjectival form of Persia, itself deriving from Greek, a Hellenized form of Old Persian, which means "Persia" (a region in southwestern Iran, corresponding to modern-day Fars).

Persis

PersiaParsPersia proper
The term Persian is an English derivation of Latin Persiānus, the adjectival form of Persia, itself deriving from Greek, a Hellenized form of Old Persian, which means "Persia" (a region in southwestern Iran, corresponding to modern-day Fars).

Fars Province

FarsParsFārs
The term Persian is an English derivation of Latin Persiānus, the adjectival form of Persia, itself deriving from Greek, a Hellenized form of Old Persian, which means "Persia" (a region in southwestern Iran, corresponding to modern-day Fars).

Oxford English Dictionary

OEDOxford DictionaryThe Oxford English Dictionary
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term Persian as a language name is first attested in English in the mid-16th century.

Academy of Persian Language and Literature

Iranian Academy of LanguagePersian language academystandardized as the official language
The Academy of Persian Language and Literature has called for avoiding the use of the endonym Farsi in foreign languages and has maintained that Persian is the appropriate designation of the language in English, as it has the longer tradition in western languages and better expresses the role of the language as a mark of cultural and national continuity.

Exonym and endonym

exonymendonymautonym
The Academy of Persian Language and Literature has called for avoiding the use of the endonym Farsi in foreign languages and has maintained that Persian is the appropriate designation of the language in English, as it has the longer tradition in western languages and better expresses the role of the language as a mark of cultural and national continuity.

Ehsan Yarshater

Yarshater, EhsanYarshaterDr Yarshater
Eminent Iranian historian and linguist Ehsan Yarshater, founder of Encyclopædia Iranica and the Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University, mentions the same concern in an academic journal on Iranology, rejecting the use of Farsi in foreign languages.

Encyclopædia Iranica

Encyclopaedia IranicaEncyclopedia IranicaIranica
Eminent Iranian historian and linguist Ehsan Yarshater, founder of Encyclopædia Iranica and the Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University, mentions the same concern in an academic journal on Iranology, rejecting the use of Farsi in foreign languages.

Columbia University

ColumbiaColumbia CollegeUniversity of Columbia
Eminent Iranian historian and linguist Ehsan Yarshater, founder of Encyclopædia Iranica and the Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University, mentions the same concern in an academic journal on Iranology, rejecting the use of Farsi in foreign languages.

Iranian studies

IranologistIranologyIranist
Eminent Iranian historian and linguist Ehsan Yarshater, founder of Encyclopædia Iranica and the Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University, mentions the same concern in an academic journal on Iranology, rejecting the use of Farsi in foreign languages.

Middle Persian

PahlaviPersianMiddle-Persian
Etymologically, the Persian term derives from its earlier form ( in Middle Persian), which in turn comes from the same root as the English term Persian.

Arabic

Arabic languageArabic-languageArab
The phonemic shift from to is a result of the medieval Arabic influences that followed the Arab conquest of Iran, and is due to the lack of the phoneme in Standard Arabic.

Muslim conquest of Persia

Islamic conquest of PersiaArab conquest of IranArab invasion of Iran
The phonemic shift from to is a result of the medieval Arabic influences that followed the Arab conquest of Iran, and is due to the lack of the phoneme in Standard Arabic.