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Zoroastrian Dari

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Language Dari, Gabri (ISO639-3:gab)
Depositor Maziar Toosarvandani
Affiliation University of California, Santa Cruz
Location Iran
Collection ID 0115
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Collection Status Collection online
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Summary of the collection

A collection of audio recordings of Zoroastrian Dari consisting of:

  • personal and community narratives, in which Iranian Zoroastrian speakers of Dari recount autobiographical information and well as aspects of the history of their own lives and/or of their village or the Zoroastrian community more broadly
  • traditional stories and songs, in which speakers retell stories (and, in a few cases, recite songs) that are traditionally of religious and/or cultural significance
  • a small number of additional items which do not fit clearly into either of the above categories, including coversations among several speakers at once, the explanation of a recipe, etc.

The image (above, right) shows two elderly Zoroastrian women visiting outside their house.


Group represented

Iranian Zoroastrians


Acknowledgement and citation

To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:

Toosarvandani, Maziar. 2011. Zoroastrian Dari. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: Accessed on [insert date here].

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