|Native to||Iran, Iraq|
|51.6 million (2015)|
|Dialects||Tehrani, Abadani, Araki, Bandari, Esfahani, Karbalai, Kashani, Kermani, Mashhadi, Qazvini, Shirazi, Yazdi|
Official language in
|Regulated by||Academy of Persian Language and Literature|
Western Persian or Iranian Persian is the most widely spoken dialect of Persian. It is spoken in Iran and by minorities in Iraq and the Persian Gulf states. It is one of three major dialects of Persian.
|Persian edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|