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Meaning of Iranian

I•ra•ni•an

Pronunciation: (i-rā'nē-un, i-rä'-, ī-rā'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Iran, its inhabitants, or their language.
  2. of or pertaining to the Iranian languages.
—n.
  1. a subbranch of the Indo-European family of languages, including esp. Persian, Pashto, Avestan, and Kurdish.
  2. an inhabitant of Iran; Persian.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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