Persian national language and Persian as a Second Language
Persian speaking countries include both countries with Persian national language and Persian as a second language. Check if Persian language is one of the Most Spoken Languages.
- Persian is national language of Afganistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.
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Second Language is a non-native language of the speaker, but used in the locality of that person.
- Persian is second language of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
The Persian countries mentioned under Persian Speaking countries are the countries where majority of people speak Persian language.
Persian as minority language
Countries with Persian as minority language are also included in Persian speaking countries.
- Persian is spoken as minority language in Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Along with Persian speaking countries check out Persian speaking population. The language spoken by minority of the population of a territory is called minority language.
- Continent wise Persian speaking countries mainly lie in Asia.
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Persian Regulator and Facts
Many world languages have one or more language regulators. The bodies that regulate standard languages are usually called language academies. Official organizations that regulate Persian language are Persian regulators. Persian is regulated by Academy of Persian Language and Literature (فرهنگستان زبان و اد, Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan. The regulatory bodies of Persian lie in Persian speaking countries. Some of the interesting facts of Persian:
- In Iran, Parsi language is known as Farsi, while in Afghanistan Persian language is known as Dari.
- Persian language has borrowed many loanwords from the Arabic language.
The Persian language is derived from Arabic Language and is closely related to Pashto and Balochi Languages.