(also Baluch /-ˈlo͞oCH/)
noun (plural same or Baluchis)
1A native or inhabitant of Baluchistan.
- 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.
2The Iranian language of Baluchistan.
- 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.
Relating to the Baluchi or their language.
- 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.
From Persian Balūč(ī).
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