Definition of Dari in English:

Dari

noun

  • [mass noun] The form of Persian spoken in Afghanistan.

    • ‘Educated in India, he feels equally at ease speaking Dari to tribal elders and English to the Council on Foreign Relations.’
    • ‘In markets and tea shops, the news bulletin flashed from transistor radios in Arabic and Urdu, Dari and Pashto.’
    • ‘One of the main languages of Afghanistan, Dari, is closely related to Persian.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tolo began running the soap opera, dubbed into Afghanistan's Dari language, this year.’
    • ‘They are closely related to the modern Persian of Iran, Tajik, and Pashto / Dari (spoken by the majority of Afghanis).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was a rare opportunity to hear Dari, one of the most ancient and beautiful languages in the world.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Few of the new subjects spoke Pashto - the Pashtun language - preferring Dari, a version of Persian, or Turkic dialects instead.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This unit includes men who speak Arabic, Pastun and Dari.’
    • ‘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 next day children kept rushing up to me, saying ‘teshekur,’ or ‘thank you’ in Dari, a derivative of Farsi, the language spoken by Tajiks.’

Origin

From Persian.

Pronunciation:

Dari

/ˈdɑːriː/