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Sistani (Persian: سیستانی), also known as Sistooni (سیستونی) or Zaboli (زابلی), 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 belongs to the Western Iranian languages of the Indo-Iranian branch.

سیستونی Sistoni
Native toIran and Afghanistan
EthnicityPersian Sistani
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)


Sistani PhrasesEdit

English Sistani Transliteration
What's up? چکاره؟ chkāra?
Why? ورچه؟ varche?
What? چزه؟ cheze?
Where? اگجه؟ agja?
Come in. در شو dar sho.
Are you serious? تره والله؟ tra vallā?
How many times? چن لئ؟ chen le'?
It's gonna be late. إره مئ شو e'ra me'sho.
I love you. دل مه بالئ تره del me bāle' tra.
Sistani is a good language. سیستونی گپّ زبریه sistoni gappe zabria.

Comparison between Sistani dialect of Persian and Balochi languageEdit

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 WordsEdit

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


  • "The Status of [h] and [ʔ] 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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