Western Persian or Iranian Persian is the most widely spoken dialect of Persian. It is spoken in Iran and by minorities in Iraq and the Persian Gulf states. It is one of three major dialects of Persian.
|Native to||Iran, Iraq|
|55.6 million (2015)|
|Dialects||Abadani, Araki, Bandari, Esfahani, Karbalai, Kashani, Kermani, Mashhadi, Qazvini, Shirazi, Tehrani, Yazdi|
Official language in
|Regulated by||Academy of Persian Language and Literature|
Western Persian is also known as Iranian Persian, Farsi, Western Farsi, or simply Persian.