Persian doesn't just refer to people from Iran, it refers to anyone who was a part of the great Persian Empire. All that is left of the empire nowadays is Iran, that is why people from Iran are mostly referred to as Persians.

Persians are not white. I don't think half the people who are defining "Persian" here have ever seen a Persian before in their life. Persians' skin colors range from olive to brown and their hair is brown and black. Eyes are usually brown or black, but hazel is common too. The notion that Persians have white skin and blue eyes stems from the Nazis trying to link themselves to Aryans (who were originally Iranian). However, Germans are not Aryan in any way. The Nazis were stupid, what can I say?
Persians are beautiful people with a beautiful culture.
by afshin January 09, 2006
to sum it all up-
persians come from Persia aka Iran (ee-ran not i-ran). the chicks r amazingly hot. they r rich and smart. dress in mostly black. and have longass eyelashes. they almost always drive a mercedes or bmw. and always have a gold or silver chain necklace on. they r probably the most modest people in the world... BIG STATUS PIMPS
another way of thinkin about it... italian looks, greek family
by TheGodFather November 07, 2004
A person who comes from the country Iran and: 1) Has tan skin, 2) Hairy (men) or exceptionally hot (women), 3) Has a BMW or a Mercedes, 4) Shiite Muslim (for the most part), 5) Tell some people that they are Italian, 6) Drinks more tea than needed.
"Muhammad Reza is a persian guy who won the hairy chest contest."
by Laurence of Arabia January 09, 2006
Just a group of people, just like everyone else.
I have a friend who is persian, so all you mother fuckers who want to bash them can fucking go to hell!
by TallicaD00dX May 03, 2005
They are cool,friendly,good looking
persians love their country but not their governement.
They speak farsi!

US-Iranians dont know how to speak real farsi:
Kambiz: In kosse cheghad good lookinge
Jamshid: Shit, rast migi. Kheili hotte bitche!
by Jashari January 10, 2004
hot ass chicks.Not neccesarily from Iran. Persian in the old biblical sense. In ancient times when Romans invaded and there were nomads and shit who wandered through the desert. It's a look that is middle eastern. Princesses definately. FINE FA SHO! Give a caucasian some love.
This Anglo-Saxan is about to hook up with a hot persian lookin breezy.
by Austin Jones March 14, 2004
Persians are an ethnic group from the country of Iran, they are the direct descendents of ancient Indo-Iranians (Aryans), who arrived in parts of Greater Iran circa 2000-1500 BCE and constitute the largest ethnic group in Iran and one the oldest.

Persians have played a crucial part in the history of Iran and their cultural achievement and language (Farsi) constitutes the basis of Iranian society. Persians and ancient Medes(modern Kurds)established the first Iranian state.

Persians lend their name to the Persian Empire (Achamenid Empire) which at the height of its power encompassed approximately 7.5 million square kilometres and became the largest empire of the ancient world.

The Persian Gulf in the Southwest Asian region located between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula is also named after the Persian people.

Real Persians hail from Iran only, other ethnic group native to other countries sometimes wrongfully claim to be Persian because they speak various dialects of the Persian language.
Excuse me miss, what is your nationality?

I'm Persian and we are called Persians!
by Ben234 June 12, 2009

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