Persian

This entry includes an account of the incorporation of Arabic vocabulary into literary New Persian in general, and some discussion of the Arabic vocabulary in Standard Persian, the written and spoken language of educated Iranians today. The topic is pertinent also for other Iranian, Turkic, and Indic literary languages of the region, such as Chaghatay and Ottoman, Pashto, Urdu, and Bangla (Bengali), which received their Arabic vocabulary through the medium of Classical Persian.

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