With over 100 million speakers Farsi (or Persian) is one of the most spoken languages in the greater Middle East. Although mostly associated with Iran, Farsi is also spoken in Afghanistan (where it is called Dari) and also pockets of other surrounding countries. Farsi is written from right to left using a modified form of the Arabic alphabet, so native speakers of English will have to learn a new script. However, Farsi is an Indo-European language and thus shares some grammatical constructions with more commonly known languages. While Farsi has an extensive amount of Arabic influence it is also responsible for donating words to other languages too. A few examples in English include 'assassin', 'bazaar', and 'jasmine'.
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She was the winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize
One of the most popular and well known poets ever.
Khamenei is a cleric and is a central figure in Iranian politics and economics.
Current president of Iran