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This Persian language page is presented as an additional supplement for Linguistic Anthropology General Resources.


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About Farsi Language __ History and Origins of Persian (Farsi) and Dari-Persian language. - From -


Easy Persian - Free Online Farsi Language Lessons __ "Easy Persian is a totally Free source for you if you are looking for comprehensive Online lessons to learn Persian or Farsi as spoken in Iran. It also helps you write in Farsi with step by step instructions. In addition to Free Weekly Lessons and Quiz, this site provides you with some Persian music with English translation, introduces great contemporary poets of Iran such as Nima, Ahmad Shamlu, Sohrab Sepehri, Forough Farrokhzad, and F. Moshiri with brief notes on their works in English, and presents their poems with English translation." Seems like a good "all-in-one" site to me. - From -

Farsi Dictionary __ English to Farsi and Farsi to English - From -


Farsi, the most widely spoken Persian Language, a Farsi Dictionary ... __ A lot general information about the Persian language, the country, and links to resources such as a free online English Persian dictionary, etc. - From -  

History of Persian Language __ You will find a brief overview of Persian Language history with numerous text links to more detailed information. - From wikipedia - 



History of Persian or Parsi Language __ "Parsi or Persian was the language of the Parsa people who ruled Iran between 550 - 330 BCE. It belongs to what scholars call the Indo-Iranian group of languages. It became the language of the Persian Empire and was widely spoken in the ancient days ranging from the borders of India in the east, Russia in the north, the southern shores of the Persian Gulf to Egypt and the Mediterranean in the west." And that is only the beginning of this remarkable linguistic story. - From - 
Iran Heritage __ You will find several excellent click-to-read articles about the Persian Language. - from -


Iranian Identity Under Fire: An Argument Against the Use of the Word ‘Farsi’ for the Persian Language __ "...explains clearly how the use of the word ‘Farsi’ instead of Persian voids important historical and cultural associations for the Iranian nation, with its long history of civilisation, and how it can therefore be seen as an insult to the heritage of Iran." - From -  



Online Persian Language Learning Resource __ "The objective of this webpage is to create, collect, and organize online sources for learning the Persian Language. Sections include online lessons, dictionaries, books, and information about available CD ROMs. It includes links to other centers in the US, Europe, and Iran." - From University of Arizona - 


Persian alphabet, pronunciation and language __ "The Persian language has been written with a number of different scripts, including Old Persian Cuneiform, Pahlavi, Aramaic, and Avestan. After the Islamic conquest of the Persian Sassanian Empire in 642 AD, Arabic became the language of government, culture and especially religion." A good overview and links to related materials. - From -


Persian or Farsi? __ Which is it?  You will find some interesting reasoning here. - From -  

Persian or Farsi Tongue Twisters __ A collection for you to practice. English translations are provided. - from Michael Reck - 
Persian language __ "Persian (known variously as: Fârsi or Pârsi, local name in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Tajik, a Central Asian dialect, or Dari, another local name in Tajikistan and Afghanistan) is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - 



Persian Language __ A brief overview and links to related materials. - From - 

Persian Language & Literature __ You will find many click-to-read articles and resources. - From -


Persian Linguistics __ A very good look at the background and history of the Persian language. - From -


Resources in and about the Western Farsi language __ Primary texts, language description, resources and more. - From -  



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