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Dari is the Afghan dialect of Farsi (Persian).
The syntax of Dari does not differ greatly from Farsi, but the stress accent is less prominent in Dari than in Farsi.
Dari, rather than Pashto, serves as the means of communication between speakers of different languages in Afghanistan.
www.sabawoon.com /afghanpedia/Language.Dari.shtm   (144 words)

  Afghanistan - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Afghanistan is a mosaic of ethnic groups, and a crossroads between the East and West.
Afghanistan is a land-locked and mountainous country in central Asia, with plains in the north and southwest.
By the early 1700s, the region of modern Afghanistan was controlled by several ruling groups: Uzbeks to the north, Safavids to the west and the remaining larger area by the Mughals or self ruled by local Afghan tribes.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Afghanistan   (5918 words)

 Dari   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dari is one of the main languages of Afghanistan, together with Pashto.
Dari, Persian and Tadjik languages all come from one source, but historically the modern Afghanistan was included in the region where some peculiarities in comparison with the literature Persian appeared, so that's how Dari now differs more from Persian than from Tadjik.
Dari used to be very conservative, and the language of aristocracy in the beginning of this century was sometimes not understandable fro ordinary people.
www.angelfire.com /empire/afghan/dari.html   (194 words)

Dari is a member of the Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family.
Various dialects of Dari are also spoken by some 15,000 people in Iran (including Zoroastrian Dari), and by 1 million people in Pakistan, as well as in emigré communities in the Middle East, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. The total number of Dari speakers around the world is estimated to be around 7.6 million (Ethnologue).
Dari has a number of dialects, most of which are mutually intelligible: Herati, Kabuli, Khorasani, and Parsiwan (Farsiwan), Yazd and Kerman.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february/Dari.html   (1158 words)

 The Embassy of Afghanistan, Washington, DC
Afghanistan is known as the crossroads of Asia.
Afghanistan’s Consitution stipulates that all other languages are “official” in the areas in which they are spoken by a majority of the population.
Dari is spoken by more than one-third of the population and Pashto is spoken throughout Kabul and eastern and southern Afghanistan.
www.embassyofafghanistan.org /travel/travel1.html   (388 words)

 Dari (Zoroastrian) - Information at Halfvalue.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dari is the first language of an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 persons living in and around the cities of Yazd and Kerman in central Iran as well as in Mumbai, India by the Iranis.
While Dari is spoken in a geographical area that is predominantly Muslim, it is the ethnolect of the area’s Zoroastrians, followers of the pre-Islamic religion of Iran.
Languages like Dari are transitioning from a state of language maintenance, in which a language is being sustained in the face of pressure from a dominant culture, to language death, a state in which the language is no longer spoken.
www.halfvalue.com /wiki.jsp?topic=Dari_(Zoroastrian)   (1383 words)

 About Afghanistan - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
Afghanistan (Pashtu/Dari-Persian: افغانستان, Afğānistān) is a country at the crossroads of Asia.
Afghanistan literally translates to the 'land of the Afghans' and has had a variety of names applied to its general location in the past.
Between the fall of the Taliban after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the 2003 Loya jirga, Afghanistan was referred to by the Government of the United States as the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan.
www.canadiancontent.net /profiles/Afghanistan.html   (1260 words)

 Dari - Persian Dari - (CAIS)
Dari is a branch of the Western-Iranian languages, a subfamily of so called Indo-European languages.
Middle Dari declined after conquest of Arabs in the 7th century and much of its rich literature was lost or destroyed by the Arabs.
Dari literature is one of the richest in the world and composed of the body of writings in Modern Dari.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Languages/dari.htm   (1211 words)

 [Dari (Afghanistan)] | [All the best Dari (Afghanistan) resources at karaoke.velocityincome.com]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dari (Persian: دری‎) is the official name for the Persian language in Afghanistan, popularly and locally known as Farsi.
"Dari" is an abbreviation of Darbārī, meaning "royal court", a reference to the classic style of Persian and to the court language of Sassanids.
Dari was the official language of the Sassanids' court.
karaoke.velocityincome.com /Dari_(Afghanistan)   (2589 words)

 Dari (Afghanistan) - Information at Halfvalue.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dari is the major language of Afghanistan, and is spoken in the northern and western parts, and the capital, Kabul, in the east.
Dari is also referred to Middle Persian, or to a classic style of Persian language..
By the 9th century, the Dari of Khorasan was the dominant speaking language of the Sassanian empire.
www.halfvalue.com /wiki.jsp?topic=Dari_(Afghanistan)   (2239 words)

 United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
But the major sources of insecurity in the country stem from human rights violations or the failure to effectively address the violations of the past” said the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour at a press conference in Kabul.
The meeting, organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), is held in the framework of The Paris Pact – a initiative launched in 2003 to promote coordinated measures to counter narco-trafficking in, and from Afghanistan.
The situation in Afghanistan and its implication for international peace and stability
www.unama-afg.org   (461 words)

 Persian Language
Dari Persian, mainly spoken in Afghanistan, until recently, deferred to the Tehran standard as its model, and although there are clear phonological and morphological contrasts, due partly to the influence of neighbouring Turkic languages, Farsi and Dari Persian remain quite similar.
In Afghanistan, Dari Persian, along with Pashtu, are official languages of the country.
Although both Pashtu and Dari are official languages, Dari has a special social status in the country because of its historical prestige; it is the preferred language for communication among speakers of different linguistic backgrounds.
www.iranchamber.com /literature/articles/persian_language.php   (1384 words)

 Languages Of Afghanistan
BRAHUI 200,000 in Afghanistan (1980); Among the Baluchi in the south, from Shorawak to Chakhansoor.
Dari is taught in schools; radio Afghanistan broadcasts are promoting a standardized pronunciation of the literary language which is based on the old dictional tradition of the country, with its archaic phonetic characteristics.
PASHAYI 1% of the population in Afghanistan (1982) From Gulbahar across Kapisa and Laghman provinces to Nuristan on the Alingar River, especially the Alisheng Valley and valleys north of Sarobi.
www.afghan-network.net /Culture/languages.html   (1078 words)

 Ethnologue report for Afghanistan
Radio Afghanistan broadcasts are promoting a standardized pronunciation of the literary language which is based on the old dictional tradition of the country, with its archaic phonetic characteristics.
Central Afghanistan mountains between Kabul and Herat (Hazarajat), in Kabul, in area between Maimana and Sari-Pul, in settlements in north Afghanistan and from immediately south of the IKoh i Baba mountain range almost all the way to Mazar e Sharif, and in the area of Qunduz, in Baluchistan and near Quetta in Pakistan.
Northeastern Afghanistan in the Munjan and Mamalgha Valleys.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Afghanistan   (1375 words)

 AFGHANS: Their History and Culture
Although the languages in Afghanistan are written using adaptations of the Arabic alphabet, none is related to Arabic, which is a member of the Semitic language family, along with Hebrew, and completely different from either the Indo-European or the Altaic language families.
Pashto was designated a national language of Afghanistan by the Pashtuns in the various constitutions, and in the period of modernization, all non-Pashto-speaking government workers were required to learn the language.
Dari and Pashto have many words in common, a result of both being Iranian languages and therefore having the same ancestral words and of having been spoken side by side for centuries.
www.cal.org /co/afghan/alang.html   (1413 words)

 Dari language resources
He then adds that Dari is the official language of the royal courts and the language of Khorasan and Balkh and eastern Iran; Parsi is the language of the Moobeds of Fars ; Khuzi is the unofficial...
Autisme merupakan bagian dari diri seseorang yang membentuk perilaku yang tak terpisahkan.
The Dari Language Project is a research organization dedicated to the study of the Dari language (also Gabri, Behdinan), spoken by the Zoroastrian population of Iran.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Dari.html   (1216 words)

 UNIFEM Afghanistan Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In its three month workplan released this week, the VAW Task Force is enacting major recommendations for the elimination of VAW in Afghanistan arising from a workshop led by the Ministry of Women's Affairs, and supported by UNIFEM and the Government of Italy in November, 2004.
English, Dari and Pashto versions were also distributed among journalists, UN agencies, governor offices throughout Afghanistan, embassies and some international and local NGOs.Additional copies of the manual are available from the UNIFEM Afghanistan office or website.
MOWA organized an official delegation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Beijing Plus Ten Conference was conducted during the 49th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN Headquarters in New York from 28 February to March 11, 2005.
afghanistan.unifem.org /achievement.htm   (1994 words)

 Dari language, alphabet and pronunciation
Dari is the the variety of Persian spoken in Afghanistan, where it is one of the two official languages and is used as a lingua franca among the different language communities.
Dari is written with a version of the Perso-Arabic script.
Dari Language Project - a linguistic research organization dedicated to the documentation of Dari: http://www.darilanguageproject.org
www.omniglot.com /writing/dari.htm   (116 words)

 Dari Language Project :: Dari   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The language studied by the Dari Language Project is not the Persian dialect spoken in Afghanistan, though it, also, is called Dari by its speakers.
Originally, Dari was the official spoken language of the Sasanian court and bureaucracy, which approximated the official written language, Pahlavi (Middle Persian).
Dari was committed at about this same time to paper in the Arabic script by early poets (pre-Firdosi).
www.darilanguageproject.org /dari.htm   (358 words)

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The word Dari refers to the language that is popularly known as Persian.
Many accomplished language researchers, admit that the language Dari or Farsi itself was born in Khorasan, a mountainous land where people live in numerous valleys (Dara).
Dari or Farsi is a widely used language in Central Asia.
members.tripod.com /~khorasan/Miscellaneous/Dari.htm   (1168 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Country profiles | Country profile: Afghanistan
Landlocked and mountainous, Afghanistan has suffered from such chronic instability and conflict during its modern history that its economy and infrastructure are in ruins, and many of its people are refugees.
They were at loggerheads with the international community over the presence on their soil of Osama bin Laden, accused by the US of masterminding the bombing of their embassies in Africa in 1998 and the attacks on the US on 11 September 2001.
Afghanistan's media were seriously restricted under Taleban rule.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/country_profiles/1162668.stm   (1009 words)

 History of Pushto language
There are two major dialects of Pashto: Western Pashto spoken in Afghanistan and in the capital, Kabul, and Eastern Pashto spoken in northeastern Pakistan.
In Afghanistan, Pashto is second in prestige to Dari, the Persian dialect spoken natively in the north and west.
In the seventeenth century, Khushal Khan Khattak, considered the national poet of Afghanistan, was writing in Pashto.
www.afghan-network.net /Ethnic-Groups/pashtu-history.html   (976 words)

 EurasiaNet Culture - Taliban Forced Rift Between Country's Two Main Languages
Dari is Afghanistan's most widespread language, spoken by up to half of the population.
But it was Pashto that was the language of the Taliban, which during their five-year reign forced the language on much of Afghanistan, changing signs and textbooks throughout the country -- even in the capital Kabul, where Dari has traditionally dominated.
Pashto, which is spoken in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and southern Iran, is a completely distinct language from Dari, and is considered by many Afghans the "inferior" of the two local languages.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/culture/articles/pp012702.shtml   (1084 words)

 Afghanistan country information
Afghanistan's culture is a complex ethnic and religious mix.
The two main ethnic groups are the Pashtuns and the Tajiks whose languages, Pashtu and Dari, are Afghanistan's two official languages.
Dari is the most widely spoken language throughout Afghanistan.
www.cbmi.org.au /default_page.php?doc_id=176   (240 words)

 Dari History | ema_02_package.xml
Dari, a language of Indo-Iranian origin, is one of the official languages spoken in Afghanistan (Pashto is the other official language of Afghanistan).
Dari is a dialect of Farsi (or Persian), the official language of Iran, and the two languages are so similar in their structure, syntax, and lexicon that Iranians and Afghans can communicate with each other with little difficulty.
The accent in Dari is not quite as stressed as in Farsi; the vowel systems of the two languages differ; and Dari employs more consonants than Farsi.
www.bookrags.com /history/dari-ema-02   (396 words)

 AFGHANISTAN - LAND OF THE BRAVE افغانستان دا ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Today's Afghanistan is a Dari dominated country, Pashtuns simply can't find thier representatives in any field.
The cabinet ministers are Pashtuns but they communicate in Dari since Pashto is alien to many officers and government officials.
Afghanistan belongs to Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks and all the minorities whether Muslims, Sikhs or Christians as much as to Pashtuns.
www.zmong-afghanistan.com /opinions.asp   (598 words)

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