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Encyclopedia > Iranian people

Iranian peoples are peoples who speak an Iranian language and/or belong to the Iranian stock. Iranian peoples in older times included:

Iranian peoples in modern times include:

Iranian peoples and their language is Aryan. Actually the word Iran itself means "the land of Aryans". Aryans (Indo-Iranians) are a branch of the Indo-European peoples. Most of the Iranian peoples live today in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, western and northern Pakistan, Caucasus and Kurdish areas.


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  • THE ORIGIN OF THE PRE-IMPERIAL IRANIAN PEOPLES (http://home.btconnect.com/CAIS/Religions/iranian/Zarathushtrian/Oric.Basirov/origin_of_the_iranians.htm)

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Iransaga - Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (1654 words)
Therefore, in the collective memory of the Iranian peoples, their history was mixed with legends and myths in order to revive the past in a new appearance not manifestly incompatible with the faith of the conquerors.
Therefore, in a study of the mythical character of a hero like Rostam, the relation between the people and their hero is as important as the hero's devotion to his duty, which, in its turn is perceived and determined by the people, i.e.
Therefore, the epic narratives were primarily prevalent among and developed by the ordinary people who gathered round and listened to the gosans (minstrels), and also by the aristocratic dehgans, who had remained away from the effects of urban life and the influences of the Sassanian court.
Iranian peoples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2909 words)
Ancient Iranian peoples populated the Iranian plateau (for example Medes, Persians, Bactrians, and Parthians), and the steppes north of the Black Sea (for example Scythians, Sarmatians, and Alans) by the 1st millennium BCE.
Iranian cultural influences have also been significant in Central Asia where Turkic invaders are believed to have largely mixed with native Iranian peoples of which only the Tajik remain, in terms of language usage.
The Iranian Peoples of the Caucasus, Routledge Curzon
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