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  1. The Persian Wikipedia ( Persian: ویکی‌پدیای فارسی, romanized : Wikipediā, Dānešnāme-ye Āzād, lit. 'Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia') is the Persian language version of Wikipedia. The Persian version of Wikipedia was started in December 2003. As of August 2022, it has 922,370 articles, 1,140,260 registered users and 81,706 ...

    • December 19, 2003; 18 years ago
    • Persian
  2. Persian is a member of the Western Iranian group of the Iranian languages, which make up a branch of the Indo-European languages in their Indo-Iranian subdivision. The Western Iranian languages themselves are divided into two subgroups: Southwestern Iranian languages, of which Persian is the most widely spoken, and Northwestern Iranian ...

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    Etymology

    The term Persian, meaning "from Persia", derives from Latin Persia, itself deriving from Greek Persís (Περσίς), a Hellenized form of Old Persian Pārsa (𐎱𐎠𐎼𐎿), which evolves into Fārs (فارس) in modern Persian. In the Bible, particularly in the books of Daniel, Esther, Ezra, and Nehemya, it is given as Pārās (פָּרָס). A Greek folk etymology connected the name to Perseus, a legendary character in Greek mythology. Herodotus recounts this story, devising a foreign son, Perses, from whom the Pe...

    History of usage

    Although Persis (Persia proper) was only one of the provinces of ancient Iran, varieties of this term (e.g., Persia) were adopted through Greek sources and used as an exonym for all of the Persian Empire for many years. Thus, especially in the Western world, the names Persia and Persiancame to refer to all of Iran and its subjects. Some medieval and early modern Islamic sources also used cognates of the term Persian to refer to various Iranian peoples and languages, including the speakers of...

    Persia is first attested in Assyrian sources from the third millennium BC in the Old Assyrian form Parahše, designating a region belonging to the Sumerians. The name of this region was adopted by a nomadic ancient Iranian people who migrated to the region in the west and southwest of Lake Urmia, eventually becoming known as "the Persians". The nint...

    In modern Iran, the Persians make up the majority of the population. They are native speakers of the modern dialects of Persian,which serves as the country's official language.

    From Persis and throughout the Median, Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sasanian empires of ancient Iran to the neighboring Greek city states and the kingdom of Macedon, and later throughout the medieval Islamic world, all the way to modern Iran and others parts of Eurasia, Persian culture has been extended, celebrated, and incorporated.This is due mainly...

    Ansari, Ali M. (2014). Iran: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199669349.
    Boyce, Mary (2001). Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0415239028.
    McGing, B.C. (1986). The Foreign Policy of Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus. BRILL. ISBN 978-9004075917.
    Mitchell, Stephen (2018). "Cappadocia". In Nicholson, Oliver (ed.). The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0192562463.
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  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › PersianPersian - Wikipedia

    Persian may refer to: People and things from Iran, historically called Persia in the English language. Persian people, the majority ethnic group in Iran, not to be conflated with the Iranian peoples. Persian language, an Iranian language of the Indo-European family, native language of ethnic Persians. Persian alphabet, a writing system based on ...

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  7. Persian Wikipedia is a member of Wikimedia Foundation. It started work in December 2003. founder of Persian version is Roozbeh Pour-Nader. [1] [2] It is the 18th largest edition by article count. [3] Persian Wikipedia has currently more than 500,000 articles.

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