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Iran: Why Iranians use the term of Persia?

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Iran, Ethnicity & Race, History

Plateau writes [1] that most Iranians in using the term “Persia” nowadays want to distance themselves from the Islamic Republic Regime of (Iran) and the likes of Ahmadinejad, in the eyes of those non-Iranians who cannot or will not make a distinction between Iranian People and the despicable regime ruling Iran.The blogger continues there is absolutely nothing wrong with calling oneself “Persian” or “Kurd” or “Azari” – these are various ethnic groups in Iran. However, Iranian is the correct term as it is all encompassing and includes many different ethnicities that are part of Iran-land.