Pronunciation: (i-rā'nē-un, i-rä'-, ī-rā'-), [key]
1. of or pertaining to Iran, its inhabitants, or their language.
2. of or pertaining to the Iranian languages.
1. a subbranch of the Indo-European family of languages, including esp. Persian, Pashto, Avestan, and Kurdish.
2. an inhabitant of Iran; Persian. Also,I•ra•niPronunciation: (i-ran'ē, i-rä'nē, ī-rā'-) [key] (for defs. 1, 4).
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