Topic: Irani


Irani is what the Persians / Iranians call themselves.

Irani literally means Aryan person or Aryan people -- Aryans.

Persia or Iran

Although English speakers tend to call Iranians: Persians. Iranians actually do not call themselves that. Persia is a province in Iran.

It is because, long ago, Persia politically dominated much of what then was called the known world, that English speakers know Iran as Persia.

Having all Iranians call themselves Persians (regardless of whether they are actually from that province or not), would be like having all people from the USA call themselves Californians (regardless of whether they are actually from the state or not).

-- Mirza Charles Iliya Krempeaux