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Dari / دری

Dari is the variety of Persian spoken in Afghanistan, where it holds official language status alongside Pashto. Dari is spoken by between 25 and 50 percent of people in Afghanistan, with the majority of the remaining population speaking Pashto, Uzbeck or Turkmen.

While Dari is the term officially recognised and promoted by the Afghan government, many still refer to the language as Afghan Persian.

Dari is mutually intelligible with Farsi, the variety of Persian spoken in Iran. However, there are some significant differences in pronunciation and grammar.

Our specialist Dari linguists work with clients to provide high quality translation and interpretation for all types of projects and contracts. Contact our office today to discuss your requirements further.

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Why Use Global Language Services?

  • Experienced Dari Translators & Interpreters
  • Specific industry Specialism
  • Extensive Linguist Database
  • Local Demand / Local Supply Policy
  • ISO 9001:2008 Accreditation
  • BS EN 15038 Accreditation
  • Ongoing Staff Training
  • Rigorous Confidentiality Policies
  • Flexible Support

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– Scottish Prison Service

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– VIA Lothian and Borders

Did You Know?

There are around 30 different languages spoken in Afghanistan, with around 200 distinct dialects. In this incredibly multilingual country, Dari acts as a common language of communication since it is spoken by approximately 90 percent of urban and 75 percent of rural Afghans.

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Whether you are translating international reports or preparing a product for international launch, we ask you include as much detail in your brief as is possible. With a detailed brief we can provide a service that is perfectly tailored to your specific requirements.

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