Resources for the Study of
Compiled by Maggie Ronkin,
Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) Ethnologue <www.ethnologue.com> lists Dari as a name for
various dialects of eastern Farsi spoken in Khorasan Province (Iran), Herat,
Hazarajat, Balkh, Ghor, Ghazni, Budaksham, Panjsher, and the Galcha-Pamir
Mountains and Kabul regions, as well as in Pakistan.
Alternate names are:
PERSIAN, DARI, PARSI
DARI (AFGHAN FARSI, HERATI,
TAJIKI, KABOLI, KABULI, KHORASANI), PARSIWAN
online listings of the UCLA Language Materials Project and the Center for
Applied Linguistics (CAL) omit materials for the study of Dari. These materials
can be found by searching the U.S. Library of Congress online catalog at
<www.loc.gov>. A search or browse in the
catalog by subject ‘Dari grammar’ displays more than twenty-five descriptors
and, under each, up to five sources in English, as well as in languages other
than English. Under the descriptors Dari language, comparative Pushto,
conversation and phrase books, dialects, dictionaries English, grammar, and
textbooks for foreign speakers are sources such as those given in the following
- Awde, Nicholas with
Asmatullah Sarwan, Saeid Davatolhagh, and Sami Aziz. c2002. Dari:
Dari-English, English-Dari Dictionary & Phrasebook. New York:
- Dulling, G. K. 1973.
The Hazaragi Dialect of Afghan Persian. London: Central Asian Research
- Entezar, M. Eshan and John
G. Bordie. 1969. Dari (Afghan Persian) Reference Manual; Basic Course.
Washington, DC: Peace Corps.
- Glassman, Eugene H. with
the assistance of M. Taher Porjosh. 1970. Conversational Dari: An
Introductory Course in Dari (=Farsi=Persian) as Spoken in Afghanistan.
Kabul: Language and Orientation Committee, International Afghan
- Glassman, Eugene H.
1971/1972. Conversational Dari: An Introductory Course in Dari
(=Farsi=Persian) as Spoken in Afghanistan. Revised edition. Kabul:
Language and Orientation Committee, International Afghan
- Glassman, Eugene H. 1976.
Conversational Dari: An Introductory Course in Dari (=Farsi=Persian) as
Spoken in Afghanistan. 4th edition. Kabul: Language and Orientation
Committee, International Afghan Mission.
- Miram, M. Alam. 1974.
Some Linguistic Difficulties Facing Dari Speakers Learning Pashto. New
York: Afghan Council, Asia Society.
- Wahab, Shaista. 2003.
Beginner’s Dari (Persian). New York: Hippocrene