Are Iranians descended from Arabs?

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Mudassir Ali
Feb 18, 2020 05:26 AM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 18, 2020 05:27 AM

Iranians are not descended from Arabs.

That’s a fact. If you come to Iran and call people as Arabs you will definitely get into a big problem. Iranians are generally speaking very nationalistic towards their country.

Currently 60% of the Iranian population is Persian. That means Persians are the largest ethnic group in Iran. Persian is the official language of Iran. Throughout history Iran was known as Persia to the Western world because of that reason.

What about the remaining 40%?

Azerbaijanis, Kurds, Lurs, Armenians, Georgians, Circassians, Turkmens, and others make up the remaining 40%.

Arabs of Iran make only 2% of the Iranian population. They are generally concentrated in Khuzestan province.

I hope that helps!

PS: A user named @User-12019665974156933568 who claims to be Tunisian commented here this photoshopped website claiming that genetic studies show Iranians are ethnically Arabs.

When I researched it, I found this article from national geographic website:

Your Regional Ancestry: Reference Populations

Whoever wrote the link that Khalil provided actually manipulated the original study. Follow the link and you will see that nowhere does it say %56 “Arabian” . It says %56 South West Asian. Not that there is anything wrong with Arabs, but this guy is obviously semi-literate as there is no such thing as “Arabian” people or genetic makeup and south west Asia is not solely Arab.

It clearly shows the original study:

As you can see dear Khalil, photoshop is not a good idea. Iranians are not Arabs, neither genetically nor linguistically…

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