The Iranian Association of Boston (IAB) is a non-political, non-religious organization, and is dedicated to promoting the cultural and social understanding of Iran.
IAB is deeply committed to meeting the needs of the growing Iranian and Iranian American community. The organization strives solely on volunteer involvement. Read more
The name Iran denotes the land of the Aryans. The meaning of the word “Aryan” is noble or najib in Farsi. The Aryans were the people who came from central Asia and settled in the Iranian plateau about four thousand years ago. Prior to 1935, Iran was known as Persia. In 1935, under the reign of Reza Shah the name was changed to “Iran” since Persia implied the “Fars province” rather than the whole nation. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the name was changed to “The Islamic Republic of Iran”. Today’s Iran has an area of 1,648,000 sq. km. or 636,296 sq. mi. Read more