The official language of Iran is Persian (Farsi).
The Persian spoken in Iran today developed in the first two centuries after the country’s conversion to Islam in the mid-seventh century AD.
The Persian spoken then, the language of the Sassanid was gradually modified by the introduction of many Arabic words; these retained their Arabic spelling, although their pronunciation adapted to Persian.
Other languages are Turkic dialects, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian, and Arabic.
Among the educated classes, English and French are spoken.
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- History of Iran
- Message by Former Minister of Education
- General Information About Iran
- Message by Acting Minister of Education
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