February 27, 2001
Persia small part of Iran
This is an opinion and every opinion is valid ["Bring
back Persia"]. But in Avesta the ancient document and the most
historic book of Iran the term "a-eer-ya-nemva-ee-jo" used to
describe the land of the Aeers' -- the terrain and plateau, which the Indo-European
(Iranian) first settled.
The term "Aeer" later was changed to "Ar", "Er"
or "Ir". The Avesta uses the term as synonym for NOBLE. Noble
means aaaadeh in today's Farsi. "Arien" or "Aryan"
was a race of people who settled in the Iranian plateau. Nothing much is
know of the history of Parthians who settled in the northeast part of the
Persia is derived from the word Pars, or Persis, as it was known to
the ancient Greeks, and has a narrow and specific connotation. It refers
to a mountainous region to the northwest of the Persian Gulf, where the
city of Shiraz and province of Pars (of present Iran) and the Achaemenid
palace, Persepolis, are situated.
However the etymology of the word Iran is Aryan and refers to the Indo-European
people and language, which spread throughout a region, connoting a much
larger geographic and cultural domain. The term Iran has been in use since
the Achaemenid period (ca 550- 331 B.C.)
Although the use of Persia as the designation for the country is less
current, it is still used in its adjectival form that is Persian to refer
to language and culture. Therefore using the term "Persia" to
refer to the Ancient and/or today's Iran would not behistorically or geographically
Using the term Persia or Persian corresponds to the small part of Empire
of Iran. This word may help to describe a certain kind of product or species
such as Persian Rug or Persian cat, but certainly would be insufficient
and unprofessional for describing the country. For more information please
go to: http://www.sanibrite.ca/iran/index.html
The process of name change would be highly expensive for the nation.
All documentations, agreements, books, and passports should be changed