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The Book of Psalms in Dari Language زبور مقدس / Paperback by Bible Society / Afghanistan

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The Book of Psalms in Dari Language زبور مقدس

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  • Paperback: 185 pages
  • Publisher: Afghan (2003)

The Book of Psalms from the Bible (Today's Dari Version 2008)

  • Complete Book of Psalms
  • Dark blue cover with gold writing
  • Ideal for gifts


Dari (Dari: دری‎, translit. dari[dæˈɾiː]) or Dari Persian (فارسی دری fārsi dari [fɒːɾsije dæˈɾiː]) is the dialect of the Persian language spoken in Afghanistan. Dari is the term officially recognized and promoted since 1964 by the Afghan government for the Persian language. Hence, it is also known as Afghan Persian in many Western sources.

As defined in the Constitution of Afghanistan, it is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan; the other is Pashto. Dari is the most widely spoken language in Afghanistan and the native language of approximately 15–30% of the population, serving as the country's lingua franca. The Iranian and Afghan types of Persian are mutually intelligible, with differences found primarily in the vocabulary and phonology.

By way of Early New Persian, Dari Persian, like Iranian Persian and Tajik, is a continuation of Middle Persian, the official religious and literary language of the Sassanian Empire (224–651 CE), itself a continuation of Old Persian, the language of the Achaemenids (550–330 BC). In historical usage, Dari refers to the Middle Persian court language of the Sassanids.


Dari Persian, Afghan Persian
Dari in Persian script
(Nastaʿlīq style)
Pronunciation [dæˈɾi]
Native to Afghanistan
Native speakers
12.5 million (2000–2011)[1]
official, language of 50% of the Afghan population.[2][2][3][4]
Dialects Kaboli, Mazari, Herati, Badakhshi, Panjshiri, Laghmani, Sistani, Aimaqi, Hazaragi[5]
Persian alphabet
Official status
Official language in
Regulated by Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
prs – Dari, Afghan Persian
aiq – Aimaq
haz – Hazaragi
Glottolog dari1249  Dari[6]
aima1241  Aimaq[7]
haza1239  Hazaragi[8]
Linguasphere 58-AAC-ce (Dari) + 58-AAC-cdo & cdp (Hazaragi) + 58-AAC-ck (Aimaq)



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