Outside Iran, in what regions of the world is the Persian language spoken?
#97262. Asked by author. (Jul 05 08 7:10 AM)
Persian is a member of the Iranian branch of Indo-European languages. There are a number of closely-related varieties of Persian, including: |
Persian (فارسی), is spoken by about 40 million people, mainly in central and south central Iran. There are a further 2 million speakers in many other countries including Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Yemen, the UAE and the USA.
Dari (درى) is spoken by about 7 million people in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Tajiki (Тоҷики / تاجيكى) is spoken in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine by about 4.4 million people.
I'm adding the Language Family Trees of Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian.|
Persian (10) --
AIMAQ [AIQ] (Afghanistan)
BUKHARIC [BHH] (Israel)
DARWAZI [DRW] (Afghanistan)
DEHWARI [DEH] (Pakistan)
DZHIDI [DZH] (Israel)
FARSI, EASTERN [PRS] (Afghanistan)
FARSI, WESTERN [PES] (Iran)
HAZARAGI [HAZ] (Afghanistan)
PAHLAVANI [PHV] (Afghanistan)
TAJIKI [PET] (Tajikistan)
The following link elaborates on the above:
Once on site -- Click the three letters to the right of the language (i.e. -- Farsi, Western CLICK [PES] (Iran)
If I may add:|
Dari (Persian: دری, pronounced [dari]) or Persian Dari (Persian: فارسی دری, pronounced [farsi dari]) is the official name for the Persian language spoken in Afghanistan, and is also a regional language in Tajikistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan.
Also a small note on Tajiki, which is related to Persian dialects spoken in Afghanistan and Iran.
The language has diverged from Persian as spoken in Afghanistan and Iran, as a result of political borders, the standardisation process, and the influence of Russian and neighbouring Turkic languages. The standard language is based on the north-western dialects of Tajik (region of old major city of Samarkand), which have been somewhat influenced by the neighbouring Uzbek language as a result of geographical proximity.
Avesta, still used by Zoroastrian (Parsi) priests in their communities (the biggest one in Mumbai, India) may be added as well.|
Find something useful here? Please help us spread the word about FunTrivia. Recommend this page below!