Iranians


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Iranians

 

the official name for the population of Iran. The ruling circles of Iran include in the number of Iranians—in addition to the Persians, who constitute almost half of the country’s population—other peoples who profess Islam (Azerbaijanis, Kurds, Lurs, Turkmen); only peoples professing other religions (Armenians, Assyrians, Jews) are considered national minorities.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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