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  1. Parsee, Parsinoun

    a member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin; descended from the Persians; now found in western India


  1. Parsinoun

    A member of the larger of the two Zoroastrian communities of the Indian subcontinent.


  1. Parsi

    A Parsi or Parsee is an ethnic Persian member of Zoroastrian communities in India. They are legally and ethnically distinct from the Iranis even though both groups are Persian Zoroastrians. According to the Qissa-i Sanjan tradition, the present-day Parsis descend from a group of Zoroastrians from Iran who immigrated to Gujarat in western India during the 8th, or 10th century AD, to avoid persecution by Muslim invaders who were in the process of conquering Persia. At the time of the Muslim conquest of Persia, the dominant religion of the region was Zoroastrianism. The Iranians rebelled against the Arab invaders for almost 200 years; in Iran this period is now known as the "Two Centuries of Silence" or "Period of Silence". After many failed attempts to free the country from Arab domination, the Iranians were forced to either pay taxes or to convert to Islam, the latter being the ultimate goal of the new rulers and thus the easier way. During this time many Iranians who are now called Parsi rejected both options and instead chose to take refuge by fleeing from Iran to India. Their long presence in the region distinguishes the Parsis from the Iranis, who are more recent arrivals, and who represent the smaller of the two Indian-Zoroastrian communities.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parsi in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parsi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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