About the Farsi Language
Farsi, also known as the Persian language, is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. It is part of the Western branch of the Iranian family of Indo-European languages, along with Baluchi, Kurdish, Gilaki, Mazandarani, and Talyshi. There are approximately 110 million Farsi speakers worldwide. The language’s script is the same as the alphabet used in standard Arabic and is written from right to left.
Farsi has three modern dialects. Western Persian is spoken in Iran, as well as by minorities in Iraq and the Persian Gulf States. Eastern Persian, otherwise known as Dari, is spoken in Afghanistan. Tajiki, also called Tajik Persian, is spoken in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and, unlike the other dialects, is written in the Cyrillic script. There are also several local dialects, such as Hazaragi, Herati, Darwazi and Dehwari. These dialects are spoken in central Afghanistan and Pakistan, western Afghanistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, and Pakistan, respectively. The translators, transcribers and interpreters at Multilingual Connections can work with any of the Farsi dialects needed for a project.