+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Iran?

  1. #1


    I have this curiosity for a long time.

    Why is good old Persia,named Iran(wich means in persian Land of the Aryans)

    I mean PERSIA,this name has a milenary history,why don t they call themselfes PERSIA anymore?

  2. #2
    A Man's a Man for A' That Nasrallah's Avatar
    200k clubHeir to the Throne

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards
    Persia was a name given to them by the Greeks. The Iranians always referred to themselves as Iran, even under the Achaemenids. The Shah during the 30's I think officially changed the name of the country in all languages to Iran.
    I do think that the poorest man in England is not at all bound in a strict sense to that Government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under; and I am confident that when I have heard the reasons against it, something will be said to answer those reasons, in so much that I should doubt whether he was an Englishman or no that should doubt of these things.
    Thomas Rainsborough

    All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

  3. #3
    Aὐτοκράτωρ Konstantinos XV's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIEU3 CompleteDivine WindFor the MotherlandHearts of Iron III
    HOI3: Their Finest HourHeir to the ThroneMarch of the EaglesEuropa Universalis: RomeSemper Fi
    Victoria 2Victoria II: A House DividedVictoria II: Heart of DarknessRome: Vae VictisCK2: Holy Knight
    500k clubEuropa Universalis IV: Pre-order

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    An interesting question. But quickly googlable: Name of Iran.
    TLDR: Turns out, "Persia" is merely the Western name, while Persians referred to themselves with derivative forms of "Iranians" for centuries and, possibly, several thousand years.

  4. #4
    ok thank you for the quick responses.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts