from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The modern Iranian language, dating from about the ninth century A.D., that is the national language of Iran and is written in an Arabic alphabet; Persian.
- n. A native speaker of Farsi.
- n. A member of the predominant ethnic group of Iran.
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- proper n. The standard Persian language; national language of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
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- n. the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
- n. a person of Iranian descent
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
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.
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).
It is a hoax, as Mousavi's official Facebook acknowledges today (in Farsi).
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.
Emailer Walt sends a link to this site, which is claiming (in Farsi) that she saw half a dozen hit by gunfire.