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Iranian peoples are peoples who speak an Iranian language and/or belong to the Iranian stock. Iranian peoples in older times included:
- Parthians, (Parni)
- Sarmatians (including Rhoxolani, Iazyges)
Iranian peoples in modern times include:
Iranian peoples and their language is Aryan. The name Iran in fact is a cognate of Aryan meaning the "Land of Aryans". Aryans (Indo-Iranians) are a branch of the Indo-European peoples. Most of the Iranian peoples live today in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, western and northern Pakistan, Caucasus and Kurdish areas.
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