Farsi, sometimes also referred to as Persian is spoken by around 130 Million people around the world. Although it is the 13th most popular language online, only about 0.09% of all internet content is written in Farsi. These numbers show a truly great potential for companies which wish to approach new customers in this rapidly developing region of the world.
Farsi spoken in Iran is slightly different to the one spoken in Afghanistan and so small local nuances could completely change the meaning of your document. In addition, we believe that taking cultural, historical, religious, or political distinctions between different regions, although the same language is spoken across all of them, is key, and simply must be taken into the account when preparing a professional Farsi translation.
Farsi is what many Persian-speakers call Persian. It’s the official language of Iran and of that nation’s ancient rulers, spoken today by more than 130 million people around the world.
A great many of those speakers are in Iran – where around half the population speak Farsi – and there are also Persian speakers in Iraq, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Russia, amongst others.
Make no mistake – Farsi is an old language, with a documented history which stretches back over 5000 years. In that time, it has had a major influence on languages across three continents. One of those languages it has influenced the most is English. For example:
English – Persian
Mother – Mādar
Father – Pedar
Brother – Barādar
Daughter – Dokhtar
Name – Nām