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Iranian

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈreɪnɪən
 
, ɪˈrɑː-/

Definition of Iranian in English:

adjective

1Relating to Iran or its people.
Example sentences
  • The representation of Iran and Iranian gender relations in Jafar Panahi's The Circle is an interesting case in point.
  • He was also clear that Iran's international interests must take precedence over those of Iranian allies in Syria and Lebanon.
  • If the operatives had come through Iran legally, there would have been Iranian stamps in their passports.
1.1Relating to or denoting the group of Indo-European languages that includes Persian (Farsi), Pashto, Avestan, and Kurdish.
Example sentences
  • The Medes were an Indo-European people who spoke an Iranian language closely akin to old Persian.
  • The people of the area are mostly Tajiks, a Muslim ethnic minority who speak an Iranian language.
  • However, most of the people continued to speak in various Turkic or Iranian dialects.

noun

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A native or inhabitant of Iran, or a person of Iranian descent.
Example sentences
  • Since he is one of the most popular western pop singers in Iran, many Iranians have been following his music for years.
  • Depending on how you ask this question, Iranians inside or outside Iran may answer in different ways.
  • Americans and Iranians have different ways of asserting themselves in a business relationship.

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