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Persian Loanwords
(2,646 words)

The history of mankind is characterized by an ongoing cultural exchange between different nations and cultures. Generally speaking, older cultures exert a much greater influence on the younger ones because they possess a greater number of achievements with regard to civilization. This process also has linguistic implications. Because the Arabs lived in a relatively remote area before the advent of Islam and had only limited cultural exchange with other peoples, they did not possess words for thi…

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Asya Asbaghi, “Persian Loanwords”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 04 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0254>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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