Persian is the official language of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. It belongs to the Indo-Iranian group of languages and is spoken worldwide by approximately seventy-five million people. Persian has three major dialects: Farsi (spoken in Iran), Dari (spoken in Afghanistan), and Tajik (spoken in Tajikistan). Dari and Tajik are considered a purer form of Persian – that is, they show less Arab influence – but all three dialects are more or less mutually intelligible.
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Farsi Persian-Speaking Countries
What People Are Saying
“I have tried many programs including Rosetta Stone and this [Pimsleur] is the first time I am learning how to converse with correct grammatical form and great confidence.”