The profound influence of Arabic in Iran can be traced to its social, religious, and political significance in the wake of the Muslim conquest, when it became the language of the dominant class, the language of religion and government administration, and by extension, the language of science, literature, and Koranic studies.



i. Arabic elements in Persian

ii. Iranian loanwords in Arabic

iii. Arabic influences in Persian literature

iv. Arabic literature in Iran

v. Arabic Elements in Persian


(For Arabic in Afghanistan, see AFGHANISTAN v. LANGUAGES)

See also under ʿARAB.

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Originally Published: December 15, 1986

Last Updated: August 10, 2011

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