Definition of Brahui in English:

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Pronunciation: /brəˈhuːi/

noun (plural same)

1A member of a pastoral people of western Pakistan.
Example sentences
  • The tribes known as the Brahui (also Brohi) live in the rugged hills of Pakistan's western borderland.
  • The khan of Kalat, the native ruler of Baluchistan, is himself a Brahui, and a lineal descendant of Kumbar, former chief of the Kumbarini, a Brahui tribe.
  • The Brahui are made up of a confederation of 29 tribes.
2 [mass noun] The language of the Brahui, a Dravidian language isolated for several thousand years from other members of the family. It has nearly 2 million speakers.
Example sentences
  • Some speak Farsi, while others speak Brahui, a member of the Dravidian, pre-Aryan, language group of India.
  • In settled areas such as the Sind region where Brahui children are more likely to attend school, they are taught in the local language rather than in Brahui.
  • Certainly, I can understand both Brahui and Balochi.


Relating to the Brahui or their language.
Example sentences
  • The Brahui language is related to the languages spoken in South India.
  • It is assumed, for example, that sibling solidarity plays a role in Brahui as well as non-Brahui marriage.
  • No one has as yet published a Brahui kinship terminology.


From Brahui.

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