Dari (Persian: دری Darī, pronoonced [dæˈɾi]) or Fārsī-ye Darī (Persian: فارسی دری, [fɒːɾsije dæˈɾi]) in historical terms refers tae the court leids o the Sassanids. In contemporary usage, the term refers to the version of Persian language spoken in Afghanistan, and hence known as Afghan Persian in some Western sources. It is the term offeecially recognized an promotit bi the Afghan government for the leid.
As defined in the Constitution o Afghanistan, Dari is ane o the twa offeecial leids o Afghanistan. Spoken bi at least hauf o the population as first leid, it an aa serves as the lingua franca in Afghanistan. The Iranian an Afghan dialects o Persian are heichlie mutually intelligible. Differences are foond primarily in the vocabulary an phonology.
References[edit | edit source]
- Frye, R.N., "Darī", The Encylcopaedia of Islam, Brill Publications, CD version
- CIA - The World Factbook, "Afghanistan", Updated on 8 July 2010
- Documentation for ISO 639 identifier: prs
- Lazard, G. "Darī - The New Persian Literary Language", in Encyclopædia Iranica, Online Edition 2006.
- Dari, UCLA Language Materials Project
- "Parsi-Dari" Ethnologue
- "Dari, Zoroastrian" Ethnologue
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