In this language challenge, we have three Persian (Farsi) speakers competing against three Azerbaijani (Azeri) speakers with a list of words and sentences. I would like to thank Aziz for helping us organize this video. Here is the link to his channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCljSEpCV1AxyxuOKMepq2RA
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The Persian language (Farsi) is also an ancient language which has had a huge amount of impact on other languages and cultures, mainly the Middle East, as well as Central and South Asia. Classified as one of the Western Iranian languages, Persian holds official status is Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Persian has strongly influenced many different languages, including numerous Turkic languages, as well as well as Armenian, Georgian, and many languages in the Indian subcontinent. Persian has a long history of literature and it was notable for being the first language in the Muslim world to break through Arabic's monopoly on writing. The Persian language has also influenced the Arabic language, although the impact of Arabic on Persian has been higher. But the influence of Persian in the Muslim world has been strong since the early days of Islam. It was even established as a court tradition instead of Arabic under many ruling Muslim dynasties.
Azerbaijani (Azeri), which is also referred to as Azeri Turkish, is a member of the Oghuz branch of the Turkic languages. The majority of Azeri speakers live in Northwestern Iran, followed by the Republic of Azerbaijan, where it has official status, along with the federal subject of Dagestan in Russia. The current Republic of Azerbaijan has historically been a part of different Iranian and Persian empires until as recent as the 19th century. Hence, despite being part of two different language families, Persian and Azeri share many common words, just as Iranians and Azerbaijanis share very deep and strong historical, cultural, and religious ties.