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Is it offensive to call someone an Arab?

I mean someone whose parents are from iran. What is the difference between an iranian and an arab? 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    >*<,>*<

    It has a negative vibe about it & hås 

    bėėn that way since bigoted Xťîån's 

    stårted hating on 'm after the 9/II aťťåck,

    cughz !!!!

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    if they aren' t arabs, yes.  Arabs are people who have Arabic as native language. Most Iranians (" persians" ) speak Farsi

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Turkish, Pakistanis and Iranians are not Arabs 

    Sadly for them

  • 1 month ago

    Not really.....

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  • 1 month ago

    Nope.................

  • 1 month ago

    Persians (the people from Iran) are NOT Arabs; in fact, they don't  much even get along with Arabs.  They are different people for sure.  Differences are similar to how the Japanese, and Chinese are different.

  • Craig
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Offense is in the eye of the beholder.  A Swiss man might be offended if asked if he's German.  A Russian might dislike being mistaken for a Pole.  A Greek would likely take offense to being called a Bulgarian.  Or they might not.  It's a personal thing that you can't predict or say is justified or unjustified - it just is. 

    Persians, who make up the majority in Iran, are Aryan (speaking an Indo-European language), which is where the word "Iran" comes from in the first place.  (Ar-yan=Ir-an).  Hence, they are not Semitic, which is the group and language family that true Arabs belong to.

  • 1 month ago

    Are Americans part of Mexico? Are Germans Russian? So why are Iranians Arabs? Their language, religion, history and culture are not the same.

  • 1 month ago

    Most Iranians are Persians, not Arabs.

    IMHO (I'm not an "expert" on this) they may not like to called Arabs. 

    In the same way, (and this I do know as I've been told by many Berbers) Berbers are not and do not like to be called Arabs.

  • Peter
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I assume that only folk from Arabia are Arabs.

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