|School||Persian Language School|
|Contact Person||Javad Farrokh Mehr|
|Phone||02 6230 5191|
|Postal Address||c/o PO Box 1353, Canberra ACT 2601|
|Schooling Hours||Sundays during school terms, 10.00am to 12.00 pm.
The school is also available for adult students.
|Venue||Canberra College, Launceston Street Phillip ACT|
|Tuition Fee||$60.00 Per Semester|
|History||Established in 1994 at Deakin High School for some years and then school closed for a few years and reopen again.|
Persian Language, also known as Farsi, is the most widely spoken member of the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, a subfamily of the Indo-European languages.
|History and Origins of Persian||Persian is spoken today primarily in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, but was historically a more widely understood language in an area ranging from the Middle East to India. Significant populations of speakers in other Persian Gulf countries (Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Republic of Yemen and the United Arab Emirates), as well as large communities around the World.
Total numbers of speakers is high: about 55% of Iran’s population are Persian speakers; about 65% of Tajikistan’s population are Tajik-Persian speakers: over 25% of the Afghanistan’s population are Dari-Persian speakers; and about 1% of the population of Pakistan are Dari-Persian speakers as well.
|Persian (Fārsī/فارسی)||The Persian language has been written with a number of different scripts, including the Old Persian Cuneiform, Pahlavi, Aramaic, and Avestan, Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. After the Islamic conquest of the Persian Sassanian Empire in 642 AD, Arabic became the language of government, culture and especially religion.
Modern Persian appeared during the 9th century. It is written in a version of the Arabic script and is full of words of Arabic origin. There are also two methods of writing Persian with the Latin alphabet.
Under Mongolian and Turkish rulers, Persian was adopted as the language of government in Turkey, central Asia and India, where it was used for centuries, and until after 1900 in Kashmir.
Persian is a member of the Iranian branch of Indo-European languages spoken by about 130 million people, mainly in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. There are also significiant numbers of speakers in many other countries, including Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait, Azerbaijan, Israel, Turkmenistan, Oman, Yemen, the UAE and the USA.
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