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Balochi, Eastern

A language of Pakistan

ISO 639-3bgp

Population  1,800,000 in Pakistan (1998). 5,000,000 including L2 users of all Balochi languages. Population total all countries: 1,800,800.
Region  Northeast Balochistan Province, northwest Sind, southwest Punjab. Also in India.
Language map  Southern Pakistan
Alternate names   Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci, Eastern Hill Balochi
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Balochi
A member of macrolanguage Baluchi [bal] (Pakistan).
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Radio programs. Bible portions: 1815–1906.
Writing system  Arabic script, Nastaliq style.
Comments  A major language in Pakistan. Distinct from Western Balochi [bgn] and Southern Balochi [bcc]. A small body of literature. Muslim (Sunni).

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Language name   Balochi, Eastern
Population  800 in India (2007). May be L2 speakers only. Ethnic population: 95,000.
Region  Uttar Pradesh; Gujarat.
Alternate names  Balochi, Baloci, Baluci
Language use  Also use Urdu [urd].
Comments  Distinct from Western Balochi [bgn] of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkmenistan; and Southern Balochi [bcc] of Pakistan, Iran, Oman, United Arab Emirates. Muslim (Sunni).