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A language of Iran

ISO 639-3prd

Population  350,000 in Iran. Population total all countries: 700,000.
Region  Also in Afghanistan.
Alternate names   Parsee, Parsee-Dari, Parsi
Dialects  Reportedly not inherently intelligible with Parsi [prp] of India, Pakistan, and other countries, but linguistically and ethnically related. They diverged 600 to 700 years ago or more. Related to Dari [gbz].
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Central Iran
Language use  Little use of other languages.
Writing system  Arabic script.
Comments  ‘Parsee’ is ethnic group name. Zoroastrian.
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