شهزاده گڪں / Syahzadah Gak — in Dari (دری) or Dari Persian (فارسی دری), a variety of the Persian language spoken in Afghanistan, also known as Afghan Persian in many Western sources. Many Persian speakers in Afghanistan prefer and use the name “Farsi” and say the term Dari has been forced on them by the dominant Pashtun ethnic group as an attempt to distance Afghans from their cultural, linguistic and historical ties to the Persian-speaking nations, which includes Iran and Tajikistan.