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Farsi (Persian)

Persian (فارسی or پارسی, ) is an Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. It is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and countries which historically came under Persian influence.

The Bible was translated into Persian in the early 19th century. One major figure in this work was Henry Martyn, a contemporary of William Carey, who translated the New Testament. In 1811 he journeyed into Persia (now Iran). There he sent a copy of his translation of the New Testament to the Shah.It was published in 1815. The complete Bible translation was completed in 1838. A revision was published in 1896. A new version, Common Language Translation, first published in 1976. The New Testament is largely based on Henry Martyn's work.