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Sentences from the distant past, words of the ancient Aryans.

xšnaoθrahe ahurahe mazdå.

for the satisfaction of Ohrmazd.

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Elementary Pārsīg (Middle Persian/ Pahlavi) Course – Spring 2022

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Iranian Psychology (2): Fravaṣ̌i-Nature

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