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Baluchi

Line breaks: Ba|lu¦chi
Pronunciation: /bəˈluːtʃi
 
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Definition of Baluchi in English:

noun (plural same or Baluchis)

1A native or inhabitant of Baluchistan.
Example sentences
  • The discussion on minorities in Pakistan has drifted aimlessly into defining Baluchis, Sindhis and Pashtuns as minorities and Pakistan as seething cauldron under Punjabi domination.
  • The principal non-Persian Indo-European speakers include Kurds, Lurs, Baluchis, and Armenians, making up approximately 15 percent of the population.
  • Most of the leaflets were threatening for which reason many Afghans, especially Pashtuns and Baluchis, found them insulting.
2 [mass noun] The language of the Iranian group spoken by over 5 million people in and around Baluchistan.
Example sentences
  • In addition to Persian, some Hazaras also speak Pashtu, Baluchi, and Turkic.
  • It also contains Turkic Azeri, Turkmen and Qashqai speakers, and smaller Indo-European languages like Lur and Baluchi.
  • Many Brahui-speakers are bilingual, speaking Baluchi or other local languages.

adjective

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Relating to the Baluchi or their language.
Example sentences
  • Pakistani officials have, in turn, accused India and, by implication, the US, of stirring up Baluchi separatists.
  • Pinned to the rear bulkhead is a red-and-blue Baluchi prayer rug.
  • Census figures were not broken down into ethnic or linguistic categories, although it can be estimated that several hundred thousand Omanis were of Baluchi origin.

Origin

from Persian Balūč(ī).

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