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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 or Dari Persian is the variety of the Persian language spoken in Afghanistan. Dari is the term officially recognized and promoted since 1964 by the Afghan government for the Persian language. Hence, it is also known as Afghan Persian in many Western sources. As defined in the Constitution of Afghanistan, it is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan; the other is Pashto. Dari is the most widely spoken language in Afghanistan and the native language of approximately 25–33% of the population, serving as the country's lingua franca. According the World Factbook, it is furthermore spoken by 50% of the Afghan population. The Iranian and Afghan types of Persian are mutually intelligible, with differences found primarily in the vocabulary and phonology. Originally, 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.
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