CLDR Ticket #8520(accepted data)
Prs-AF vs Fa-AF code
|Reported by:||kristi||Owned by:||shervin|
Research on Dari locale code:
prs-AF is the only truly necessary locale of the two.
The existence of fa-AF is quite moot, since by definition, Dari is the variety of Persian spoken in Afghanistan. As anywhere - especially with such a non-standardized language like Dari - there are numerous varieties and dialects of the language that stretch to the Iranian border where they are indistinguishable from the language spoken on the other side. So Dari, more than anything is a political designation for the language as it is formalized around major Dari-speaking centers, mostly Kabul.
Farsiwan/Parsiban is a generic designation for Persian/Dari speakers by non-Persian/Dari speakers in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and although some of these peoples are distinct from other Afghan native Dari speakers (mostly referred to as Tajiks) in their closer cultural connections to Persia (such as Shia beliefs) - linguistically they still fall within the Dari spectrum and would certainly identify themselves as speakers of Dari.
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