The language

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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