The Dari Language Dari is the language of people living in and around the cities of Yazd and Kerman (central Iran). Spoken in an area that is mostly Muslim, Dari is rooted in the pre-Islamic religion of Iran, followed by the Zoroastrians.

Dari is closely related to other Northwestern Iranian languages (Kurdish, Gilaki, Balochi). Dari is more distantly related to European languages (English, German, and French).

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. 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.

Genetically, Dari is a member of the Northwestern Iranian language subfamily, which includes several other closely related languages, e.g. Kurdish, Gilaki, Balochi. The Northwestern Iranian languages themselves comprise a branch of the larger Iranian language family, which embraces in its Southwestern subgrouping the family’s best-known language, Persian. More distantly, Dari is related to European languages like English, German and French since the Iranian language group is itself a branch of the Indo-European language family.

Ways to Use Dari Translation Services

  • Translate company materials for customers and employees, such as company announcements, handbooks, benefit information, training manuals, etc.
  • Provide students/parents with important information in an instantly recognizable language.
  • Doctors and healthcare personnel may communicate with patients about medical care or that of their loved ones. This helps with prescription info, medical records, and in finding a medical specialist.
  • Court cases and legal negotiations often require translation. Help prepare attorneys for trial, depositions, and client interviews.

Interpreting and Translation Services for Dari

Interpreting and Translation Services for Dari 

Are you looking for a Dari language interpreter who can help translate documents or interpret in person, on the phone, or on video?

Some people have limitations or preferences when it comes to language translation. We can easily interpret Dari over the phone. But, if you have the resources, we can also interpret through a video conference or Zoom call.

Sometimes, clients need to translate documents or passages of text. We can help with that too in a speedy and efficient manner.

Who We Help: Industries Using Zoom or Remote Meetings for Interpretation

  • Healthcare (Hospitals, Private Practices, Clinics, Telehealth, Emergency Medicine, etc)
  • Business
  • Government
  • Social Services
  • Police / Fire / 911
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Telecommunications (Call Centers, Help Desks)
  • Travel / Tourism / Hospitality
  • Legal / Judicial
  • Education (K-12, Higher Education)
  • Transportation

More FAQs About the Dari Language

What language do they speak in Afghanistan

Dari and Pashto are recognized as the official languages of Afghanistan. Dari is used as a “‘bridge language.” Dari or Farsi is the official name of the variety of Persian spoken. More than three quarters of the population speak Dari and about half of the population speaks Pashto.

How many languages are spoken in Afghanistan

Dari and Pashto are the most widely known and officially recognized languages, yet there’s an estimated 40 to 59 languages spoken in Afghanistan.

Can Dari and Farsi speakers understand each other?

While differences exist between the languages, Dari and Farsi speakers can generally communicate.

Is Dari a dialect or a language?

Dari is one of two officially recognized languages of Afghanistan. Dari is the Afghan dialect of Farsi (Persian).

How old is the Dari language?

“Dari” was the name given to a new Persian language in the 10th century. Since 1964, it has been an officially recognized language of Afghanistan.

When was the Dari language invented?

“Dari” was the name given to a new Persian language in the 10th century.

Is Dari Persian? 

Dari (sometimes referred to as “Dari Persian”) is a politically charged term used to describe Persian dialects spoken throughout Afghanistan. Since 1964, Dari has been the governmentally promoted language of Afghanistan. It is also referred to as “Afghan Persian” or “Eastern Persian” throughout the West.

Is Dari hard to learn?

Learning Dari is challenging yet fun. The grammar is easy to learn and you have plenty of resources at hand. Plus, language connects us, so learning another language will allow you to make connections with more people for the rest of your life.

What is I love you in Dari?

Dostat daaram      دوستت دارم        I love you.

How do you say hi in Dari?

Salaam Alaikum, chetor asten? (سلام علیکم چطور هستید؟) Hello, how are you?


Current conditions in Afghanistan find many people seeking refuge in Iran, Australia, the UK, Germany, Sweden, Canada, and the United States. It’s helpful, convenient, and sometimes entirely necessary to seek the services of a Dari interpreter or document translation specialist.

We offer telephonic, video, and in-person interpreter services along with our document-based translation help.

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