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Dari
دری
Pronunciation [dæˈɾi]
Native to  Afghanistan
Region Central Asia, West Asia
Native speakers Spoken by more than 27%, and understood by over 50% of Afghanistan population. Also spoken and understood by around 2.5 million people in Pakistan and Iran with communities who speak Dari as their primary language.  (1992–2000)
to 8–9 million
Language family
Indo-European
Dialects Kaboli, Mazari, Herati, Badakhshi, Panjshiri, Laghmani, Sistani, Aimaqi, Hazaragi
Writing system Persian alphabet
Official status
Official language in  Afghanistan
Regulated by Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan
Linguasphere 58-AAC-ce (Dari) + 58-AAC-cdo & cdp (Hazaragi) + 58-AAC-ck (Aimaq)

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, 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 It is the same as Persian or Farsi. The name Dari was given to the Persian language at a very early date.

Historically, Dari was the court language of the Sassanids.

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