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How to pronounce Persian and Arabic names and terms in Bahá'í literature, and discussion of linguistic history and transliteration.
Audio originally posted in 2001, with permission of author, at, and reposted to under CC license.

See also glossary of common Bahá'í terms, people, and places, a Guide to Transliteration and Pronunciation, and a glossary with audio recordings of pronunciation at [; archived 2018].

A Bahá'í Glossary and Pronunciation Guide

by Amin Banani

About: Introduction to the pronunciation and meaning of Persian names, place names, religious concepts and cultural artifacts in the Bahá'í writings. Read by Amin Banani, with the assistance of his daughter Laila (then five years old), recorded on cassette in 1967.
Download: MP3 file [4.8 MB, 42 min.] OGG file [9.2 MB, 42 min.]

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