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This is a list of Spanish words that come from Iranian languages. It is further divided into words that come from Avestan and Persian. Some of these words existed in Latin as loanwords from other languages. Some of these words have alternate etymologies and may also appear on a list of Spanish words from a different language.

  • alfil
  • babucha
  • baldaquín
  • bazar
  • bezoar
  • caqui (color)
  • caravana
  • carcaj
  • casaca
  • chal
  • chalina
  • cheque
  • diván
  • gaceta
  • gasa
  • jaque
  • mate (chess term)
  • parche
  • percal
  • persa
  • persiana
  • prisco
  • pi(j/y)ama
  • roque
  • serrallo
  • taburete
  • tafetán
  • talco
  • tigre
  • tulipán
  • turbante
  • zancada
  • zanco
  • zancudo
  • zumbar

See also


  • "Breve diccionario etimológico de la lengua española" by Guido Gómez de Silva (ISBN 968-16-2812-8)

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Published - February 2009

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