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Farsi

Syllabification: Far·si
Pronunciation: /ˈfärsē
 
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Definition of Farsi in English:

noun

The modern Persian language that is the official language of Iran.
Example sentences
  • Iran's official language is Farsi, which is also known as Persian.
  • Islam and the Arabic language have bequeathed the Arabic alphabet for languages like Farsi, Urdu, Old Hausa and others.
  • Among the immigrant population, English, Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, and Filipino are spoken.

Origin

from Arabic fārsī, from Fārs, from Persian Pārs 'Persia'. Compare with Parsee.

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