- The country of Iran until 1935 was officially called "Persia" in English. However, the local name of the country since the Sassanian period has been "Iran". Since 1935 both terms "Iran" and "Persia" have been used in English, though Iran predominates. The w:Persia, Persian Empire once included most of Western and Central Asia and North Africa.
Etymology: From Latin, Persia < Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (Persis) < (Pírsa)
- French: Perse
- German: Persien
- Italian: Persia
- Spanish: Persia
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