Farsi or Persian is a language in Western Iran and belongs to the family of Indo-European languages. It has three varieties, namely Iranian Persian, Tajiki Persian, and Dari. It's a polycentric language and the official language used in Iran, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.
The language is important in Central Asia and the Middle East, with over 100 million speakers. Because it's widely spoken, it provides an entry into countries with vibrant and diverse cultures. Major communities in Australia, Europe, Canada, and the United States are known speakers. And sizable groups of minorities in Iraq, Bahrain, Oman, and other countries in the Middle East also speak Farsi.