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Why did the father of algebra speak Arabic instead of Persian?

I'm reading about algebra and the man most associated with its creation or popularisation, Muhammad al-Khwarizmi. We know that algebra comes from the Arabic "al-jabr", but what I don't understand is ...
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Was Arabic the “Lingua Franca” of the Middle Ages? [closed]

Before I am criticized for sounding too "subjective", "opinionated" or "etymological", take a look at this question: "Was Arabic the "Lingua Franca" of the Middle Ages? If you look at the linguistic ...