Persians or Persian people may refer to:

  • Inhabitants of Persia
  • Persian people, an Iranian ethnic group native to the Middle East and Central Asia
  • Persian (cat), a longhaired cat breed
  • The Persians, a play by Aeschylus
  • Persian (pastry), a doughnut-like pastry

Famous quotes containing the word persians:

    The Persians are called the French of the East; we will call the Arabs Oriental Italians. A gifted noble people; a people of wild strong feelings, and of iron restraint over these: the characteristic of noblemindedness, of genius.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)