Parsi-Dari

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Parsee, Parsee-Dari, Parsi
Population

350,000 (1999). Most are monolingual.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Reportedly not inherently intelligible with Parsi [prp] of India, Pakistan, and other countries, but linguistically and ethnically related. They diverged 600 to 700 years ago or more. Related to Dari [gbz].

Language Use

Little use of other languages.

Writing
Arabic script.
Other Comments

‘Parsee’ is ethnic group name. Zoroastrian.