8am: In a new move, the Taliban group has removed Persian and Baluchi languages from the courtroom signboard in Nimruz province. Nimruz residents have criticized this move of the Taliban, saying that the province has never been a place of ethnic disputes, but the Taliban are trying to create ethnic and linguistic divisions in the
8am: Legally and traditionally, public administrations and institutions’ signboards were labeled in three languages (Dari, Pashto, and English), but recently, the Taliban have taken the initiative of removing and replacing Dari language from the signboards and official communications within the government offices and departments. This is not only against the law but has raised public
Press TV March 17, 2018 Building on a notably-successful and long-running first experience, Iran has launched iFilm2 television channel for Dari speakers within and outside the country’s borders. The inauguration ceremony took place on Saturday in the presence of Abdol-Ali Ali-Asgari, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), and Peyman Jebelli, the
The Diplomat: Afghanistan has recently been the scene of a debate on what the real name of one of its official languages is. Afghanistan has two official languages, Pashto and Dari. However, most Dari speakers natively call their language Farsi or Persian. According to Radio Free Europe, the dispute over the name of the language was
Reuters: The BBC is facing an angry reaction in Afghanistan after it changed the name of one of its local language Facebook pages to BBC Dari, the official name of the Afghan version of Persian or Farsi but one rejected by many local Persian speakers. Click here to read more (external link). Related Dari Or Farsi?
The Diplomat: Tensions are rising over the use of Afghanistan’s two official languages. Pohantun (Pashto) or daneshgah (Persian), which of the two should be used as the word for “university” in Afghanistan? The Afghan constitution recognizes both Persian (Dari) and Pashto as the country’s official languages; in practice, however, there is less agreement on which of these