Dari, Zoroastrian

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Dari, “Gabar” (pej.), “Gabri” (pej.), “Yazdi” (pej.)
Population

8,000 (1999).

Location

Settled communities in Yazd and Kerman provinces.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. Related to Parsi-Dari [prd] and Nâyini [nyq].

Language Use

Used by Persian Zoroastrians in personal communications as a private language. Also use Iranian Persian [pes].

Other Comments

Different from Dari dialect of Eastern Farsi [prs] of Afghanistan, though both names refer to Darius, the ancient Persian Emperor (‘dar’ is Classical Persian for court). Many Zoroastrians speak Parsi-Dari and do not know Zoroastrian Dari [gbz]. Zoroastrian.

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