Dari (Eastern Persian)
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|Native to||Afghanistan, Eastern Iran|
|Native speakers||ca. 15-18 million (1992–2000)
Spoken by more than 25% (lowest estimates) to 50% (highest estimates), and understood by over 90% of Afghanistan's population. Also spoken and understood by around 2.5 million people in Pakistan and Iran with communities who speak Dari as their primary language, but understood by every Iranian.
|Dialects||Kaboli, Mazari, Herati, Badakhshi, Panjshiri, Laghmani, Sistani, Aimaqi, Hazaragi|
|Writing system||Persian alphabet|
|Official language in||Afghanistan|
|Regulated by||Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan|
prs – Dari, Afghan Persian
aiq – Aimaq
haz – Hazaragi
|Linguasphere||58-AAC-ce (Dari) + 58-AAC-cdo & cdp (Hazaragi) + 58-AAC-ck (Aimaq)|
Dari is the second official language of Afghanistan that is widely used by the government and most media agencies. It is mainly spoken by the Tajiks and other minority groups. It is the same as Persian or Farsi. The name Dari was given to the Persian language at a very early date.
Related pages [change]
- Tajiks ca. 11m; Hazaras 2.5-5.5 m; Aymāqs 1.4 m
- Shaista Wahab (2006), Beginner's Dari, Page 1
- "Dari language, alphabet and pronunciation". Omniglot.com. http://www.omniglot.com/writing/dari.htm. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
- Iranica, "Afghanistan: v.Languages", Table 11
- "Article Sixteen of the Constitution of Afghanistan". 2004. http://www.afghan-web.com/politics/current_constitution.html#preamble. Retrieved June 13, 2012. "From among the languages of Pashto, Dari, Uzbeki, Turkmani, Baluchi, Pashai, Nuristani, Pamiri (alsana), Arab and other languages spoken in the country, Pashto and Dari are the official languages of the state."
- Ch. M. Kieffer, "AFGHANISTAN v. Languages", in Encyclopædia Iranica, Online Edition 2010, ().
- G. Lazard, "DARĪ", in Encyclopædia Iranica, Online Edition 2010, ().