- Mohammed Reza (ˈriːzə). 1919–80, shah of Iran (1941–79); forced into exile (1979) during civil unrest following which an Islamic republic was established led by the Ayatollah Khomeini
- his father, Reza. 1877–1944, shah of Iran (1925–41). Originally an army officer, he gained power by a coup d'état (1921) and was chosen shah by the National Assembly. He reorganized the army and did much to modernize Iran
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- ) Riza (or Reza ) Shah, 1877–1944, shah of Iran 1925–41.
- Currency(l.c.) a former gold coin of Iran, equal to 20 rials.
in exile after 1979 (son of Riza Shah Pahlavi).
Pah•la•vi (pä′lə vē′),USA pronunciation n.
- Language Varieties the Indo-European, Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to the 10th centuries.
- Language Varieties the script used in writing this language, derived from the Aramaic alphabet.
- Persian Pahlavī Parthian
- the Middle Persian language, esp as used in classical Zoroastrian and Manichean literature