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Do you know?
Persian, also known as Farsi, is among the world’s 20 most widely spoken native languages:
Globally, around 62 million people speak Persian as their first language.
More than 50 million people speak it as their second language.
Persian is the official language in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. People in these countries speak three mutually intelligible varieties of Persian: Iranian Persian, Dari Persian, and Tajiki Persian.
History of the Persian Language
Persian belongs to the Indo-Iranian subdivision of the Indo-European language family. It’s a beautiful poetic language with rich cultural and literary traditions. The history of the Persian language can be divided into three periods: Old, Middle, and Modern.
Historians believe the Old Persian was originally spoken by the Parsuwash tribe. Around the early 1st millennium BCE, members of this tribe first migrated to the Iranian Plateau and then they moved towards the area that we now know as Fārs province.
The earliest written record of Old Persian can be found in the Behistun inscriptions. It dates back to the time of Achaemenid ruler King Darius I, who reigned between 522 and 486 BCE. During this time, a Cuneiform script was used for writing Persian. Several other inscriptions written in Cuneiform script have been recovered from present-day Iran, Armenia, Iraq, Turkey, Bahrain, and Egypt.
The Middle Persian was spoken between the 3rd century BCE and 9the century CE. The grammar was made simpler, and the language got rid of complicated conjugations and declensions. The script was developed from the Aramaic script, and it became the official script of the Sassanian Empire. The written records of Middle Persian can be found in numerous texts and literature from the Sassanid era (ruled between 224 and 651 AD).
The age of Modern Parsian can be further divided into three stages: Early New Persian, Classical Persian, and Contemporary Persian. The period of Early New Persian began in the 9th century. During this time, the Arabic script was used for writing the texts. This variety of Persian is largely intelligible by current-day Persian speakers.
Classical Persian was used from the 10th to 18th century. It was a standardized language used as the common lingua franca of Greater Persia and a large part of the Indian subcontinent. The language was widespread, and many Islamic dynasties of this time used it as the official and cultural language.
During the 19th century, the dialect spoken in Tehran became dominant. It marks the beginning of the era of Contemporary Persian. Many Arabic words were still in use, but a substantial number of French, Russian, and English also entered the vocabulary. In 1903, the first Persian association was established to protect the Persian language against the infiltration of foreign languages. The association was shut down in a few years; however, in 1935, the nationalist leaders founded the First Academy of Persian language—Academy of Iran. The academy took the initiative to replace foreign loanwords, including Arabic, French, and Russian. Excessive use of foreign words created a gap between the spoken and written language of that time; the aim was to close the gap and create a uniform Persian language. The Contemporary Persian language is built upon this standardized version of the Persian language created by the Academy of Iran.
Why learn Persian?
How to learn Farsi?
Is it hard to learn Persian/Farsi?
Learning the Persian language is relatively easy. The grammar and pronunciation are pretty straightforward; there is no noun inflection or adjectival agreement. The sentence construction is simple, and there is no grammatical gender.
What makes it challenging to learn Persian?
Persian speakers use many short forms in their daily conversations. For example, in Farsi, ‘Hale shoma chetor ast?’ means ‘Hello, how are you?’. However, in a casual setting, people will say, ‘Halet chetore?’. This can be tricky for a foreign learner to get the hang of it. Moreover, native Persian speakers use many metaphors in their regular conversation, whereas, in most other languages, they are saved for more formal settings.
The language doesn’t use many inflections, which makes it easier to learn. However, sometimes it may create more idiomatic and syntactic complexities. Without the inflection markers, it may become challenging for a non-native speaker to understand the meaning of a sentence.