Video: Overview of the Persian or Farsi Language (فارسی)

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<h2>The lowdown on Persian</h2>
<p>In this video, Paul gives a great overview of <a href="/learn-persian">Persian</a> including:</p>
<ul><li>its history</li>
<li>where it is spoken (global distribution)</li>
<li>background on the writing system</li>
<li>what other languages have influenced it</li>
<li>what regional Persian varieties exist</li>
<li>very much more</li>
</ul><p>Paul includes example samples of the Persian language to illustrate the main points of how the language works - super helpful for folks just getting started and interesting in general for language geeks like me.</p>
<h2>Words from the videographer</h2>
<blockquote><p>In this video I talk about the Persian language (Farsi, Dari, Tajik) and what`s fascinating about it. Persian often lives in the shadow of Arabic, but Persian is a major language in its own right.</p></blockquote>
<h2>Persian speakers</h2>
<p>Persian is spoken by roughly 110 million people, mostly in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.</p>
<h2>About LangFocus</h2>
<p>I've been a big fan of the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhX3WQEkraW3VHPyup8jkQ">LangFocus YouTube channel</a> for quite some time now.</p>
<p>I visit it regularly to deepen my knowledge about languages in general - the videos are both academic and entertaining, a great combo.</p>
<p>The LangFocus creator, Paul, hails from Canada and is a language lover and polyglot who creates a wide variety of videos about languages and language learning. His work is <a href="https://www.patreon.com/langfocus">supported by his listeners</a> via Patreon.</p>
<h2>Paul @langfocus you rock</h2>
<p>Keep up the goods :) I want to interview you for an upcoming <a href="/podcast" title="Free Language Podcast">podcast</a>.</p></div></div></div><div id="prevnext-previous" class="prevnext">
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