Our expertise lies in Persian/Dari translations. The translations we supply are accurate, clear, and in exactly the same format as the source texts. This means that you may expect an accurate Persian/Dari translation that is both reliable and readily usable.
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The Persian Language (sometimes referred to as Farsi) is the official language of Iran and is also widely spoken in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Persian belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European languages and has more than 100 million speakers worldwide. Always considered an important language in the Middle East, Persian was in fact once considered the lingua franca of the Middle East. As the official language of Iran, even today Persian is considered a language of high rank in the Middle East
Persian grammar is similar to the grammar of many other Indo-European languages because it adheres to a subject-object-verb word order, and like most Indo-European languages, Persian letters generally have four forms in writing, subject to their word positions. Persian verbs are inflected and agree with the subject in regard to person and number. Persian nouns have no gender, and they usually precede the adjectives that modify them.
Persian is written from right to left and uses a modified version of Arabic scripts with 32 letters. There are therefore special considerations that must be taken into account when it comes to formatting Persian texts. Our native Persian translators and DTP specialists are well skilled in formatting right-to-left and non-Latin languages. Thus we can guarantee that your Persian documents will have correct formatting and layout.
Persian as the official language of Iran
Persian was adopted as the official language of Iran from the time of the Saffavid dynasty.
Persian and Business Prospects
Persian is the official language in Iran, which is a major force in the Middle East.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is the18th largest country in the world in terms of area and has a population of more than 75 million. Iran, located in southwestern Asia, has an area of 636,300 square miles (1,648,000 square kilometers). It is bounded on the north by Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and the Caspian Sea, on the east by Pakistan and Afghanistan, on the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and on the west by Turkey and Iraq.
Because of its geographical location of Iran, this country has always been regarded as one the leading countries in the Middle East Region. Apart from that, the country is blessed with rich natural resources including oil and gas. Iran holds the world’s fourth-largest proven oil reserves and the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves. According to the Iranian government, this country has enough reserves to produce oil for the next 100 years, while oil reserves of other Middle Eastern countries will be depleted in the next 60 years, and most other oil-rich countries will lose their reserves within the next 30 years.
Apart from that, the Iranian government has promised a favorable investment situation for foreign companies interested in investing in various sectors there. In 2002, a series of laws was passed intended to open up the economy to foreign investment and to reduce the country’s dependence on oil revenues. The Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act allowed foreign investment in all sectors opened to Iranian private companies. Moreover, Iran has a huge domestic market with 75 million population and quick access to the markets of neighboring countries with a total population of 300 million.
Dari is one of the official languages of Afghanistan and a variety of Persian. It therefore belongs to the indo-European class of languages and is close to Persian in regard to syntax, grammar and the writing system. The difference between Persian and Dari lies in their phonological, lexical, and morphological aspects. Some have compared the dialectal differences between Farsi and Dari to that of European French and Canadian French. Because of the geopolitical situation of Afghanistan and its strategic position in the Middle East, Dari is considered an important language in that region.
Dari is written from right to left and uses a modified version of Arabic scripts with 32 letters. There are therefore special considerations that must be taken into account when it comes to formatting Dari texts. Our native Persian translators and DTP specialists are well skilled in formatting right-to-left and non-Latin languages. Thus we can guarantee that your Dari documents will have correct formatting and layout.
Dari as an official language of Afghanistan
The Afghan Constitution introduces Dari as an official language of the country.
Dari and Business Prospects
As a result of the geopolitical situation of Afghanistan, the abundance of mineral resources in the country, and the profitable investment opportunities available, the importance of Dari is increasing not only in the Middle East, and but also throughout the world.
Afghanistan is located between the energy-rich countries of Central Asia and the major seaports in South Asia. The country is therefore a key transit route for central Asian oil and gas to markets in South Asia as well as overseas. Moreover, the country is rich in a variety of mineral resources, from oil and gas to coal and copper deposits. Afghanistan also has valuable resources of emerald, jade, amethyst, alabaster, beryl, lapis lazuli, tourmaline, ruby, quartz, and sapphire.
Committed to bringing growth to the country, the government of Afghanistan actively supports investment in its various sectors and is committed also to creating a favorable environment for investments. In accordance with this objective, the government of Afghanistan has created a highly probusiness investment administration.
Among the measures taken by the government to promote investment in the country is the 2006 passage of the Private Investment Law. This law allows for 100% foreign ownership and easy repatriation of profits, and it treats foreign investors in the same fashion as domestic investors, meaning that a foreign investor can achieve 100% ownership of his or her investment.
Variations in Language Names
There is some variation when it comes to labeling the language spoken in Iran and the language spoken in Afghanistan.
Some label the Persian variety spoken in Iran as Farsi, the Persian variety spoken in Afghanistan as Dari, and the Persian variety spoken in Tajikistan as Tajik. Yet some linguists label Persian, spoken in Iran, as Western Persian, and Dari, the language spoken in Afghanistan, as Eastern Persian. Afghan Persian is the other term used to refer to Dari as the language spoken in Afghanistan.
Although these terms can be used interchangeably, they may prove problematic to some clients. That is why we decided to define our approach to these language names here.
To avoid potential confusion, here at Farsi Lingo we use Persian to refer to the language spoken in Iran and Dari to refer to the Persian variety spoken in Afghanistan.