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Persian is spoken by more than 27,000,000 people:
25,300,000 in Iran,
800,000 in Saudi Arabia,
500,000 in Turkey,
186,000 in Iraq,
more than 300,000 elsewhere.

Publishing History

Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1546.
The New Testament was first published in 1815.
The complete Bible was first published in 1838.
This Page
This shows the first few verses from John's Gospel in the Common Language Translation, first published in 1976 by Iran, Teheran. This page is taken from a New Testament by United Bible Societies, 1990.