Iranian

[ih-rey-nee-uhn, ih-rah-, ahy-rey-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Iran, its inhabitants, or their language.
2.
of or pertaining to the Iranian languages.
noun
3.
a subbranch of the Indo-European family of languages, including especially Persian, Pashto, Avestan, and Kurdish.
4.
an inhabitant of Iran; Persian.
Also, Irani [ih-ran-ee, ih-rah-nee, ahy-rey-] , (for defs 1, 4).


Origin:
1835–45; Iran + -ian

pro-Iranian, adjective, noun
pseudo-Iranian, adjective, noun
trans-Iranian, adjective
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Iranian (ɪˈreɪnɪən)
 
n
1.  a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Iran
2.  a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, divided into West Iranian (including Old Persian, Pahlavi, modern Persian, Kurdish, Baluchi, and Tajik) and East Iranian (including Avestan, Sogdian, Pashto, and Ossetic)
3.  Persian, Also: Farsi the modern Persian language
 
adj
4.  relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Iran, its inhabitants, or their language; Persian
5.  belonging to or relating to the Iranian branch of Indo-European

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The city was occupied by arabs after the final defeat of iranians.
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