Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Introduction

New Persian, including its most recent phase, Modern Persian, the official language of Iran and the main or second language of huge surrounding territories, has absorbed a large number of foreign words. These loanwords were borrowed from various northwestern and eastern Iranian dialects or from Western languages in the modern period, but the most effective and influential source was Arabic. Arabic loanwords constitute m…

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Éva Jeremiás, “Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0055>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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