Dash asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

how did Persia name became Iran?

4 Answers

  • Arya
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Iran and Persia can be used interchangably. Iranians always called their country Iran. But in "In the outside world, the official name of Iran from the 6th century BC until 1935 was Persia or similar foreign language translations (La Perse, Das Persien, Perzie, etc.). In that year, Reza Shah asked the international community to call the country by the name "Iran". "


    Parsi(persian) is the official language of Iran and the name of a tribe of Aryans which the majority of Iranians today are its descendants. Thats why Iran is used to be called Persia by most foreigners. Because the first empire in the world and all the glamourous era of Iran history began in "pars" province of Iran and by Persian people .


    To Clo !

    In regard to your quotation for this source


    You dropped in this line of yours which is not in the original text :

    "This was a grievous error based on a misdirected sense of nationalism. "

    What makes you think it was a grievous error? Is it really bad for a country to be called just the way its people call it?!

    No matter what motivation there was behind the change. the name "Iran" is a correct,historic and authentic name for the country.

  • 1 decade ago

    In 1935 the Persian government requested countries with which it had diplomatic relations to call Persia Iran, which is the name of the country in Persian. This was a grievous error based on a misdirected sense of nationalism. The suggestion for the change is said to have come from the Persian ambassador to Germany, who came under the influence of the Nazis. At the time Germany was in the grip of racial fever and cultivated good relations with nations of Aryan blood.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They lost a war and while the king was running someone asked him what happened. He said Iran

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    people ran from persia, and those people who ran wrote a diary.

    So they say, iran from peria to this. iran to philipines

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