Definition of Dari in English:



mass noun
  • The form of Persian spoken in Afghanistan.

    • ‘It was a rare opportunity to hear Dari, one of the most ancient and beautiful languages in the world.’
    • ‘In markets and tea shops, the news bulletin flashed from transistor radios in Arabic and Urdu, Dari and Pashto.’
    • ‘Given the variety of Pashtu, Dari and Urdu dialects endemic to the various ethnicities of Afghanistan, local translators were the best choice for local communications.’
    • ‘Under the new education policy, Pushto is the official language in Pushto-speaking areas and Dari the official language in Dari-speaking regions, said Amin, who is a Pashtun.’
    • ‘To utilize Afghanistan's new thriving media outlets, two USAID trainers made radio broadcasts in both Dari and Pashto explaining the parliament structure under the new constitution.’
    • ‘Few of the new subjects spoke Pashto - the Pashtun language - preferring Dari, a version of Persian, or Turkic dialects instead.’
    • ‘Khoshal Khan, the only school in Kabul that teaches its students in Pashtu instead of Dari, was established in 1948 for children of the Kuchi tribe, a nomadic people whose tribes are scattered throughout Afghanistan.’
    • ‘Part of the Trust's Afghan Education Project, the series, broadcast in Pashto and Dari, is now reflecting the changes taking place in a society emerging from two decades of war.’
    • ‘Tolo began running the soap opera, dubbed into Afghanistan's Dari language, this year.’
    • ‘One of the more intriguing events is a reading by three Afghan women writers, Fevziye Rahgozar Barlas, Bahar Sayed and Leila Enayat-Seraj, who write in Dari, a Persian language.’
    • ‘One of the main languages of Afghanistan, Dari, is closely related to Persian.’
    • ‘This unit includes men who speak Arabic, Pastun and Dari.’
    • ‘The word ‘Afghanistan’ appears around the central device on the flan in English and in the Arabic script of the two dominant languages of Afghanistan, Dari and Pashton.’
    • ‘When stationed in Tadjikistan, Baer found to his dismay that the Agency had not a single Pashtun or Dari speaker to debrief refugees coming out of Afghanistan.’
    • ‘The next day children kept rushing up to me, saying ‘teshekur,’ or ‘thank you’ in Dari, a derivative of Farsi, the language spoken by Tajiks.’
    • ‘Alongside the two official languages, Pashto (spoken by ethnic Pashtuns) and Dari, other languages will be recognised in regions where they are spoken by a majority of people.’
    • ‘The current anthem - a jaunty, martial tune - is sung in Dari, the language of the Tajiks who made up the bulk of the Mujahideen government that came to power after the fall of the Moscow-backed regime in 1992.’
    • ‘As a speaker of Dari, the local Persian dialect, Stewart gains access to the thoughts and feelings of ordinary Afghanis, and it is this that gives his journey, and this moving and evocative book, their true purpose.’
    • ‘Educated in India, he feels equally at ease speaking Dari to tribal elders and English to the Council on Foreign Relations.’
    • ‘They are closely related to the modern Persian of Iran, Tajik, and Pashto / Dari (spoken by the majority of Afghanis).’


From Persian.