|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
|Dialects||Kaboli, Mazari, Herati, Badakhshi, Panjshiri, Laghmani, Sistani, Aimaqi, Hazaragi|
|Writing system||Persian alphabet|
|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 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.
Historically, Dari was the court language of the Sassanids.
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