Sistani Dialect
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Sistani Dialect

Sistani (Persian), also known as Sistooni (?) and Zaboli (), is a dialect continuum of the Persian language spoken by Sistani people in Iran and Afghanistan. It is part of the Southwestern Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian group of Indo-European languages.

Sistani Phrases

English Sistani Transliteration
What's up? chk?ra?
Why? varche?
What? ? cheze?
Where? agja?
Come in. dar sho.
Are you serious? tra vall
How many times? chen le'?
It's gonna be late. e'ra me'sho.
I love you. ? del me b?le' tra.
Sistani is a good language. ? sistoni gappe zabria.

Comparison between Sistani dialect of Persian and Balochi language

English Sistani Balochi
dust palg polg
perfect purra pura
kiss pakk pakko
finger chongol changol
notice sarpe' sarpad
scorpion qa'zum zum
excursion chaqal chakar
stupid ga'nok ganok
wrinkle krenj gerenchag

Sistani Words

Sistani English equivalent
plaft withered
spest alfalfa
shpul whistle
kneshk frown
chrokh shiny
kutru puppy
chil?sk skinny
jangara aggressive
dajg tie


  • "The Status of [h] and [?] in the Sistani Dialect of Miyankangi". Carina Jahani, Farideh Okati, Abbas Ali Ahangar. Iranian Journal of Applied Language Studies, 1:1 (2009), pp. 80-99.
  • "Natural Phonological Processes in Sistani Persian of Iran". Okati, Farideh, Ahangar, Abbas Ali, Anonby, Erik, Jahani, Carina. Iranian Journal of Applied Language Studies, 2:1, (2010), pp. 93-120.
  • Lazard, Gilbert (1974). "Morphologie du verbe dans le parler persan du Sistan", in Studia Iranica 3.

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