Persian Language: Introduction

Farsi is one of the most Important languages in the Middle East.

Persian is one the most important languages in the Middle East and in Islam. Persian or Farsi is also called Dari in Afghanistan and Tajiki in Tajikistan. This Libguide will help you to have access to more resources in the Marriott library or out

How to find a Persian book from Marriott Library?

To find children's books in Farsi in our catalog:

  • do a subject search (from the Advanced Search page) for "Persian language materials" -- be sure to include the quotation marks
  • narrow your results using the Collection facet, on the right side of the screen when looking at search results in the catalog:  clicking on Juvenile Collection (or Marriott Reserve) will restrict the display to items in that collection

Persian/Farsi Langauge

Romanization of Persian Language

If you are not familiar with Farsi alphabet or do not know how to romanize Farsi script, you can use the Romanization scheme. Romanization/Latinization of Persian is the representation of the Persian language (Farsi, Dari and Tajik) with the Latin script. Several different Persian romanization schemes exist, each with its own set of rules driven by its own set of ideological goals.

Among several Persian romanization/transliteration schemes, Marriott library uses the Transliteration System of Library of Congress.

Persian Accents

There are various accents and dialects in Farsi language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. These accents are known as Farsi, Dari and Tajiki.

Regions Where Persian is Spoken

Useful Links

Persian books in the library

Information and Research Specialist

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Ismaeil Hakimi
Information & Research Specialist, Middle East Liaison
Marriott Library, University of Utah
295 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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