where is persia?

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    i got this wall map of the world and can't locate persia. it's a country right?
    what other countries is it next to? i googled it and got these maps that make no sense.
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    It hasn't been called Persia since 1935. It's called Iran now...honestly. In fact, it was Iran before that, but the English name was Persia.
     
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    hmmm, that's strange. i got this friend who says he's persian and from persia. he looks like he's from the middle east, guess i'll have to find his number and call him up and ask him what's up.
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    It's an ethnicity in that case. Iranians are "Persians" (at least in English) along with small groups in a few other nations. Then the Saudis, Iraqis, Kuwaitis, and the like are Arab.
     
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    It's not an ethnicity. It was the name of Iran before it became Iran... Therefore there are some swarthy Persians...

    However Iran is dominated by Aryans.
     
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    Persians are an ethnicity and are very proud of it. Tell a persian it's not an ethnicity and your liable to get smacked in the mouth.
     
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    It's an ethnicity and the former nationality. They use it to differentiate themselves from the Arabs.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_people

    They are the largest ethnic group in Iran, but they do descend from the Aryans
     

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