Dari Persian spoken in Afghanistan is formal version of the New Persian language descended from the courtly language of the Sassanian Empire and is thus more akin to the Middle Persian language than the dialects spoken in Iran or the Tajik dialect of Central Asia. In historical usage, Dari refers to the Middle Persian court language of the Sassanids. More information: Wikipedia.
Native speakers: 9.6 million (2011)
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