Language: Parsi

Classification

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Parsi [prp] is listed in E16/E17/E18/E19 as an Iranian language of the Parsis of (predominantly) Gujarat and Maharashtra in India. These Parsis do not retain an Iranian language ( Jesse S. Palsetia 2001 ), but speak a variety of Gujarati with some Iranian lexical material not otherwise present in Gujarati ( Bharati Modi 2011 , S. N. Gajendragadkar 1974 ). (A distinct Iranian ancestral language does not appear to be attested from earlier times either ( George A. Grierson 1916 , S. N. Gajendragadkar 1974 ).) Parsi is accurately listed as a dialect of Gujarati [guj], leaving the Parsi [prp] entry spurious. See also: Gujarati [guj].

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