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