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Dari Language Resources


In contemporary usage, the term Dari refers to the dialects of modern Persian language spoken in Afghanistan, and  known as "Afghan Persian" in some Western sources. It is the term officially recognized and promoted in 1964 by the Afghan government for the Persian language. 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 mother-tongue of approximately 50% of the population, serving as the country's lingua franca.

Resources in the Language Resources Centre

Dari Resources Catalogue
The PDF file contains all resources for Dari that can be found in the Language Resources Centre. It is divided into 3 categories:


  • Book
  • Audio CD/DVD
  • Films/TV

In the 'Notes' column you will find details of, for example, CDs that accompany textbooks and vice versa. Other information had been included throughout the catalogue to help identify a specific item if viewing these off-site.

Please note that these resources are offered on a reference-only basis.


Dari Alphabet and pronunciation

Transparent Language : Dari word of the Day
Learn a new word every day in Dari

My Language beginner Dari
Vocabulary, grammar, reading and audio lessons and exercises

Dictionaries Culture & History Media Study Dari at King's

Tailor-made Tuition
We offer tailor-made courses in Dari for individuals and groups.

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