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Iranian countries

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The Iranian countries, includes countries with significant Iranian populations and that recognize any of the Iranian languages as official, state or national languages.

List of Iranian countries[edit]

Country % Iranian Total Population Status of Iranian language

79%[1] 79,853,900
(2013 est.)
Persian is official language[2]

71%[3] 31,108,077
(2013 est.)
Pashto and Dari is official languages[4]

79.9%[5] 7,910,041
(2013 est.)
Tajik is state (national) language[6]

South Ossetia
89.9% 53,532
Ossetian is co-state language with Russian[7]


  1. "Iran". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Persian 61%, Azeri 16%, Kurd 10%, Lur 6%, Baloch 2%, Arab 2%, Turkmen and Turkic tribes 2%, other 1%"
  2. Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran,
    Article 15:

    The official language and script of Iran, the lingua franca of its people, is Persian. Official documents, correspondence, and texts, as well as text-books, must be in this language and script. However, the use of regional and tribal languages in the press and mass media, as well as for teaching of their literature in schools, is allowed in addition to Persian.

  3. "Afghanistan". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%"
  4. Constitution of the Afghanistan,
    Article 16:

    From among the languages of Pashto, Dari, Uzbeki, Turkmani, Baluchi, Pashai, Nuristani, Pamiri (alsana), Arab and other languages spoken in the country, Pashto and Dari are the official languages of the state.

  5. "Tajikistan". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States). "Tajik 79.9%, Uzbek 15.3%, Russian 1.1%, Kyrgyz 1.1%, other 2.6% (2000 census)"
  6. Constitution of the Tajikistan,
    Article 2:

    The state (national) language of Tajikistan shall be Tajik. Russian shall be the language of international communication. All nationalities and peoples living on the territory of the republic shall have the right to use their mother tongue.

  7. Constitution of the South Ossetia,
    Article 4:

    The Ossetian and Russian languages are the state languages in the Republic of South Ossetia. Preservation and development of the Ossetian language is the most important task of public authorities of the Republic of South Ossetia.

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