Western Persian

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Western Persian
Farsi
فارسی Fārsī
Pronunciation [fɒːɾˈsiː]
Native to Iran, Iraq
Region Western Asia
Native speakers
ca. 47 million  (2011)[1]
Dialects Tehrani, Abadani, Araki, Bandari, Esfahani, Karbalai, Kashani, Kermani, Mashhadi, Qazvini, Shirazi, Yazdi
Perso-Arabic script
Official status
Official language in
 Iran
Regulated by Academy of Persian Language and Literature
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pes
Glottolog west2369[2]
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Western Persian is the most widely spoken dialect of Persian.[3] It is spoken in Iran and by minorities in Iraq and the Persian Gulf states.[3] It is one of three major dialects of Persian.

Western Persian is also known as Iranian Persian, Farsi,[3] Western Farsi, or simply Persian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Persian at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Western Farsi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b c "Persian". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 16 July 2013.