Definitions for dariˈdɑr i
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Dari, Dari Persian(noun)
an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan
A variety of Middle Persian, the court language of the late Sassanid period and of classical Persian poetry.
The dialect of the Persian language as spoken by approximately one-half of the population in Afghanistan; also referred to as Eastern Persian, Afghan Persian, or simply Persian.
A language of the Central Iranian family spoken by up to 15,000 people (mostly Zoroastrians) in the Yazd and Kerman areas, also known as Gabri or Gabar.
Origin: From (darī), of disputed origin, probably from (darbār) meaning royal court. The use of the name 'Dari' in English is a recent development, the language formerly being known as 'Persian' to English speakers.
Farsi, Eastern Language
Dari, also known as Afghan Persian, is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. It is used as a first language by approximately 50% of the population and serves as the country's lingua franca. Dari was the name given to the Old Persian language at a very early date and widely attested in Arabic and Persian texts since the 10th century. In historical usage, Dari refers to the Middle Persian court language of the Sassanids. In Afghanistan, Dari refers to a modern form of Persian that is the standard language used in administration, government, radio, television, and print media. The Iranian and Afghan types of Persian are mutually intelligible, despite differences in pronunciation and grammar.
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