Relating to ancient Persia, or its people.
Used to describe something from Iran.
In America, Iranian Americans usually use the slang term ‘Persian’ to call himself or herself by, instead of Iranian, Iranian American
According to the U.S. government, all Iranians as well as all of the Middle Easterners are classified as white (yes, even Indians), even though they really shouldn’t be. THEY ARE FUCKING TAN, DARK, BROWN, BROWN EYED, AND BROWN HAIRED AND THERE CULTURE IS NOTHING LIKE 'WHITE'. They should be classified as ARYAN/SEMITIC.
Persian is one of the oldest races in the world. Because of this, the ancestors of Iranians are all over the place. It also mainly depends on your religion.
The Persian Muslims and Zoroastrianists are mainly descendants of Indo-Europeans, or the Aryans, and they were white. But look at them, Persian Muslims don't have pale skin anymore (they are tan and brown), they don't have blonde hair anymore (its dark brown and black), and their eyes are brown and black now (not hazel and blue). They are not Arab. They speak Farsi. The Persian Jews, unlike Persian Muslims, are descendents from people all over the place because they are mainly Semitic and not Aryan. They are descendents of the Hebrews from Ancient Israel, and they are very close to the Arabs, but they are not Indo-Europeans. The Persian Jews are not Aryan. They look the same as the Muslims from Iran; they are exactly the same, except of the religions and ancestry. But they are the same. Their skin colors are tan and brown as well. And NO, Persian Jews aren't stereotypically cheap, a lot of Persians are cheap, and a lot of Persians need nose jobs themselves, not just the stereotypical "big-nosed" Jew. Those cheap, big nose stereotypes are for the white Jews. They speak Farsi.
List of Persian ancestry: The Semitics (Jews of Iran) is Arabic (Arabia), Hebrew (Israel), Aramean (Ancient Aram/Syria), Babylonian (Babylon), Carthaginian (Ancient Carthage/Northeastern Tunis), Ethiopian (Ethiopia), and Phoenician (Ancient Phoenicia/Syria and Lebanon).
The Aryans (Muslims and Zoroastrianists of Iran) are Indo-Aryan, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Zoroastrians Indo-European, Indo-Germanic, Indo-Hittite (Around the area of present day Germany). Both types have a little Greek, Roman, and Sub Saharan African blood.
But really, Iran is a really old country so all the people of all religions are mixed.
Over 3000 years, Ancient and modern Persians of all religion and backgrounds mixed.
persian is iranian, no doubt lol