1. Persian Alphabet

Persian Alphabet

The Modern Persian alphabet is comprised of 32 letters. Persian alphabet is a modified version of the Arabic alphabet with four extra Persian letters to represent sounds which do not exist in Arabic which are /p/, /zh/, /g/ and /ch/. Its Persian name is الفبا ‹alefbâ› , which is the equivalent of the English “ABCs”.

The Modern Persian script is directly derived and developed from Arabic script. After the Muslim conquest of Persia and the fall of Sasanian Empire in the 7th century, Arabic became the language of government and especially religion in Persia for two centuries.