Dari (Eastern Persian)

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Template:Infobox language Dari (Fārsī-ye Darī) is a dialect of the Persian language. It is the Persian language as spoken in Afghanistan. It is the second official language of Afghanistan,[1] and is widely used by the government and most media agencies. It is mainly spoken by the Tajiks and other minority groups. A small minority also exists in parts of Pakistan closest to these named regions.[2] It is sometimes called Farsi. People in Afghanistan and Iran who speak Persian can understand each other. The name Dari was given to the Persian language at a very early date.[3]

Historically, Dari was the court language of the Sassanids.[4]

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  1. "Article Sixteen of the Constitution of Afghanistan". 2004. 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.
  2. Ch. M. Kieffer, "AFGHANISTAN v. Languages", in Encyclopædia Iranica, Online Edition 2010, ([1]).
  3. G. Lazard, "DARĪ", in Encyclopædia Iranica, Online Edition 2010, ([2]).
  4. Frye, R.N., "Darī", The Encylcopaedia of Islam, Brill Publications, CD version