What languages ​​are spoken in Iran

Interesting facts about the Persian language

The Persian language belongs to the large family of Indo-European languages ​​and, together with other Iranian and Indian languages, forms the Indo-Iranian language branch of this language family.
Persian is by far the most widely used of the Iranian languages.
The term Farsi is used for the Persian language in Iran, while it is called Dari in Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Persian has been written with the Arabic script since the subjugation of the Persian Empire by Arab conquerors in the 7th century and the associated Islamization. However, the Persian alphabet comprises four letters more than the classic Arabic in order to be able to reproduce all sounds of Persian appropriately. Although the Persian language is very similar to Arabic for laypeople due to its spelling, it is not related to Arabic, but - as already explained - an Indo-European language. Arabic, on the other hand, is a Semitic language. However, there are a large number of terms in Persian that have entered the language as loan words from Arabic.
Learning the Persian-Arabic script is initially the greatest challenge for most learners, as it uses completely different letters than the German alphabet, for example. In addition, the letters change their shape depending on where they are in a word, whether at the beginning, in the middle or at the end. However, with practice and a little patience, you will soon be able to use the scriptures.
It is also important to know that Persian is written and read from right to left.
In order to slowly introduce you to the writing and pronunciation, you can always read a phonetic transcription with Latin letters in addition to the Persian script in the Persian course from Sprachlernen24. Also, to get used to the pronunciation, you can listen to all the sentences and vocabulary from the lessons.
The spread of the Persian language
In response to the question "Does anyone here speak Persian? - Aya shma farsy sohbat my konyad?" will give you around 70 million people with "Baleh. - Yes." reply. Another 35 million people will answer this question in the affirmative because they speak Persian as a second language.
Most of the native speakers live in Iran (almost 40 million) or in neighboring countries of Iran. Around 15 million people in Afghanistan and Tajikistan speak Persian as their mother tongue. Persian is also spoken in some parts of Uzbekistan, Pakistan and India. Smaller Persian-speaking communities can also be found in Bahrain, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, the USA and many other places around the world. Almost 100,000 people whose mother tongue is Persian live in the Federal Republic of Germany.
The official language is Persian in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
Other languages ​​in Iran
In Iran, Persian is the official language, but not the only spoken language. More than half of the population speaks Persian as their mother tongue, but Azerbaijani (Azari), Kurdish, Arabic, Luri, Baluch, Gilaki and Turkmen can also be found as other languages.
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