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date: 16 September 2019

Persian languages 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
William MalandraWilliam Malandra

More properly termed Iranian languages, of which Persian is one. The Iranian languages form a subgroup of Indo-Iranian, which in turn is a subgroup of the Indo-European family of languages. The present article deals with the two Western Middle Iranian languages Middle Persian and Parthian, with emphasis on Middle Persian, to the exclusion of eastern languages such as ... ...

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