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Hussein speaking Dari

This video was recorded in Uppsala, Sweden by Wikitongues volunteer Alexandra Werner. Dari, also known as Afghan Farsi or Afghan Persian, is spoken by more than 12 million people, primarily in the Central Asian nation of Afghanistan, where it is a co-official alongside Pashto. It has been a literary and political language in Afghanistan since thirteenth century, when the region's political power was concentrated in the Delhi Sultanate and Mongolian Empire. Because of Afghanistan's proximity to Pakistan, most Persian loanwords in other Asian languages — especially Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and Bengali — have entered their lexicons through Dari. Read more on Wikipedia: