Language Scientific’s Farsi Translation Services

Language Scientific provides high quality Farsi translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Farsi. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Farsi language services including:

  • Farsi Translation (Medical and Technical)
  • Software and Mobile App Localization
  • Website Translation and SEO Optimization
  • Multimedia and eLearning Localization
  • Professional Interpreting
  • Linguistic Validation and Cognitive Debriefing
  • On-Demand Phone Interpreting
  • Multilingual DTP and Graphics
  • Corporate Technical Consulting
  • Multilingual Project Staffing

We offer a unique depth of subject-matter expertise via our Advanced Scientific Knowledge network (ASKnetwork™) and globalization know-how for companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Clinical Research, Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Technology and related industries. Our ASKnetwork™ of over 6,000 specialists comprises multilingual engineers, doctors and scientists working in over 75 countries on 5 continents.

Language Scientific’s unique Accreditation Program for Technical and Medical Translators, along with a rigorous Quality Management System, ensures the quality standards that our clients have come to depend on. Language Scientific’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 certified.

At Language Scientific, we are driven by the mission to set the new Standard of Quality for technical translation and localization. It is this mission that drives our success and sets us apart as a company. When you need precise global communication, Language Scientific is the clear choice.

Farsi Language Statistics/Facts:

Farsi is the official language of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Farsi does not hold an official language status in many of the countries where it is commonly spoken as a minority language. Uzbekistan, Iraq, Turkey, Qatar, Pakistan and Kuwait are countries where communities of Farsi speakers are located. There are approximately 100 million native speakers of Farsi worldwide. The Western term “Persian” is synonymous with the preferred term by many Middle Eastern cultures of “Farsi.”

Farsi is a member of the Indo-European language family is categorized under the Iranian language subgroup. Westerners typically refer to the language spoken by Persians simply as “Persian”. Despite the Western preference, many Persian people prefer the term “Farsi” when referring to the language spoken in regions of Iran and Afghanistan. There is currently a slight controversy amongst experts about which term should be used, however they have yet to reach a conclusion. Farsi is the most commonly spoken but still one of several Persian languages. In recent years due to the effects of globalization and mass media, many Persian words have been adopted by the English language. Examples include the words balcony, cash and magic.

Farsi Dialects:

Dialect Region
TajikCentral Asia

Countries Where Farsi is Spoken

  • Afghanistan
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Tajikistan
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Oman
  • Turkey
  • Austria
  • Greece
  • Qatar
  • Turkmenistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • India
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Bahrain
  • Iran
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Iraq
  • Sweden
  • United States
  • Denmark
  • Israel
  • Syria
  • Uzbekistan

Farsi Speaking Country Data:

Country: Iran

Capital: Tehran
Population: 82,021,564
Theocratic republic: President Ali Hoseini-KHAMENEI
Currency: Rial
GDP (ppp): $18,100
Unemployment: 10.7%
Government Type: Theocratic republic
Industries: Petroleum, petrochemicals, gas, fertilizer, caustic soda, textiles, cement and other construction materials, food processing (particularly sugar refining and vegetable oil production), ferrous and nonferrous metal fabrication, armaments

Country: Afghanistan

Capital: Kabul
Population: 34,124,811
Presidential Islamic Republic: President Ashraf GHANI Ahmadzai
Currency: Afghani
GDP (ppp): $1,900
Unemployment: 35%
Government Type: Presidential Islamic Republic
Industries: Small-scale production of bricks, textiles, soap, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, apparel, food products, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water, cement; handwoven carpets; natural gas, coal, copper

Country: Tajikistan

Capital: Dushanbe
Population: 8,468,555
Presidential Republic: President Emomali RAHMON
Currency: Somoli
GDP (ppp): $3,000
Unemployment: 2.4%
Government Type: Presidential Republic
Industries: Manufacturing, mining, chemical production, aluminum processing, cement, pharmaceutical, vegetable oil

Farsi Language History

Parsi and Persian are both terms that are synonymous with Farsi, yet these are more accurately applied to the historical languages that developed into Farsi. The term Parsi naturally transitioned over the centuries into Farsi due to a lack of a “P” sound in the language. The people who first developed Farsi were known as the Paras. The oldest documented evidence of Old Persian has been traced back to the 6th century BC. The written language of Old Persian that was used during this early period in Middle Eastern history was dissimilar to its oral form.

Following the Old Persian language period is Middle Persian. This change from Old to Middle is marked by the decline of the Achaemenid Empire. Middle Persian offered a more developed linguistic system as both the written and oral forms were more closely related than those from Old Persian. The emergence of Middle Persian is not officially documented until its appearance in the Sassanian Empire around the 3rd century.

In the 8th century, Middle Persian underwent another transition and developed into New Persian. The New Persian that appeared during the 8th century developed out of the need for a literary language. The Early New Persian that gained popularity is not dissimilar in terms of grammar and lexicon than the Contemporary Persian that is spoken today. The language has experienced so little structural change that current Farsi speakers would be able to understand the language spoken by their ancestors more than a millennia ago.

Farsi is currently spoken in Iran and Pakistan but in the past spanned a wider area to other Middle Eastern countries. In the 1930’s, the name Persia changed to Iran on orders from the Iranian Government. Farsi is believed to have had a considerable effect on a number of the languages that it coexists with in some Middle Eastern countries. For instance, many vocabulary words from the Farsi lexicon have been adopted by Turkish, Armenian and other regional languages. Farsi uses the Persian alphabet which follows the Arabic script. Farsi is similar to other Indo-Iranian languages such as Hindi and Urdu, as well as the Afro-Asiatic language Arabic.