from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The modern form of the Persian language, especially the western dialect of Persian that is the national language of Iran.
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- proper noun proscribed The standard
Persianlanguage; national language of Iran, Afghanistanand Tajikistan.
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- noun the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
- noun a person of Iranian descent
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Huckabee in Farsi translates to "Ahmadinejad", and I believe Romney translates to "Camel boy".
The term Farsi is also used by the Hindus to signify foreign or non-Aryan languages like Gondi.
The Persian dialect spoken in Afghanistan has been referred to as Dari since the 1950s in accordance with Afghan state policy, although the term Farsi is still often employed domestically and in outsiders 'references to Afghan Persian. back
Also, Mousavi has written a letter (in Farsi) to the Iranian security council saying that personnel from the Ahmadinejad-loyalist Basij militia are doffing their uniforms and attacking innocent people in the streets.
It is a hoax, as Mousavi's official Facebook acknowledges today (in Farsi).
Volunteers for Republican Meg Whitman's campaign for California governor are calling voters in Farsi, Korean and two Chinese dialects.
Reader YS shared this news story (in Farsi) with us.
Emailer Walt sends a link to this site, which is claiming (in Farsi) that she saw half a dozen hit by gunfire.
The poster, writing in Farsi, sarcastically says Ahmadinejad is displaying his English fluency:
BBC Persia is streaming live, in Farsi, here (thanks to Chas and Ilya).