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Definition of the noun iranian language

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  1. the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of Iranian language: Iranian
    • more generic terms: Indo-Iranian / Indo-Iranian language = the branch of the Indo-European family of languages including the Indic and Iranian language groups
    • more specific terms:
      • Avestan / Zend = an ancient Iranian language
      • Gathic = an ancient Iranian language
      • Persian / Farsi = the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
      • Dari Persian / Dari = an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan
      • Tadzhik / Tajiki / Tajik = the Iranian language of the Tajik that is closely related to Farsi
      • Kurdish = an Iranian language spoken in Turkey and Iran and Iraq and Syria and Russia
      • Balochi / Baluchi = an Iranian language spoken in Pakistan and Iran and Afghanistan and Russia and the Persian gulf
      • Pahlavi / Pehlevi = the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries
      • Afghani / Afghan / Pashto / Pashtu / Paxto = an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan
      • Ossete = a northeastern Iranian language spoken in Russia
      • Scythian = the Iranian language spoken by the ancient Scythians

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Iranian language

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Linguistics (2013)

by Philipp Strazny

New west Iranian languages are basically spoken in today's Iran, and include Persian (the widest used Iranian language, with Iranian, Afghan, and Tajik variations), Kurdish, Baluchi, Mazandarani, Lori, Gilaki, Tati, Talesi, Larestani, Bashkardi, ...

Google previewEthnic Groups of North, East, and Central Asia: An Encyclopedia (2014)

by James B. Minahan

The Baluchi language, known as Baluchi or Balochi, forms part of the northwestern Iranian language group. Many Baluchis speak Farsi, Sindhi, or Brahui as second languages with some people of Baluchi an- cestry now speaking other ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

Latest Edition. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

Afghan, which has certainly been increasingly influenced by the neighbouring Indian languages in inflexion, syntax, and vocabulary, but is still at bottom a pure Iranian language, not merely intermediate between Iranian and Indian.

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1906)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes


Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

Zend, more correctly Avestan, an ancient Iranian language, in which the Zend- Avesta is composed. This language was first introduced to notice by Anquctil Duperron, and the accurate knowledge of it has been developed among others by ...

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