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The language[edit]

Dari is a Persian language spoken by Afghan peoples and it is common for a quarter to half the population to receive education in it. It has been officially recognised since 1964 and has various dialects.


These are the terms and phrases used in Dari to talk about struggle and distress.

Term/Phrase Meaning (in English) Part of the body affected (if applicable) Sound recording Example use in a sentence
Example Example Example Example Example

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The Body[edit]

Body Diagram

Number Meaning (in English) Meaning in (insert language) Recording
1 Head Example Example
2 Eyes Example Example
3 Nose Example Example
4 Mouth Example Example
5 Ear Example Example
6 Mind Example Example
7 Shoulder Example Example
8 Chest, heart Example Example
9 Stomach, gut Example Example
10 Arm Example Example
11 Hand Example Example
12 Thigh Example Example
13 Knee Example Example
14 Foot Example Example
15 Back Example Example

Links to Further Resources[edit]

Links to work (e.g. academic papers) and organisations that aim to improve the health and well-being of Dari-speaking people.

appointments for COVID19, managing wellbeing and self-care infographics in Dari


Booking appointments for COVID19, migrant healthcare rights, managing wellbeing and self-care infographic resources for people who speak Dari: [1]