ReadSpeaker is proud to announce its support for the Persian Farsi language in its ReadSpeaker Enterprise product.

‘We are the only ones to offer Persian for speech-enabling online content, and this is of great importance to us, especially due to the current refugee needs.’ – Niclas Bergström, ReadSpeaker Founder and CEO

Persian Farsi is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan (known as Dari), Tajikistan and Uzbekistan (known as Tajiki). An official language in each of these countries, there are 110 million Persian Farsi speakers worldwide. Other populations of speakers can be found in countries along the Persian Gulf (Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates), as well as large communities in the US. English words of Persian Farsi origin include: shawl, pyjama, taffeta, khaki, kiosk, divan, lilac, jasmine, julep, jackal, caravan, bazaar and checkmate. The Academy of Persian Language and Literature has declared that the name “Persian Farsi” (rather than just “Farsi”) is more appropriate, as it has the longer tradition in western languages and accurately demonstrates the role of the language as a mark of cultural and national continuity. Persian Farsi has contributed greatly to neighboring Iranian languages, such as Urdu, a language ReadSpeaker also supports in its ReadSpeaker Enterprise product. Click the Persian proverb below to get an idea of what the Persian Farsi voice sounds like: سالی که نکوست٬ از بهارش پیداست English translation: “A good year is evident in its Spring.” (from Persian Online)