Balochi, Southern

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci, Makrani
Population

2,770,000 in Pakistan (1998). Population total all countries: 3,405,000.

Location

South Balochistan, south Sindh, Karachi.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Coastal Balochi, Kechi (Keci), Makrani (Lotuni). Distinct from Eastern Balochi [bgp] and fairly distinct from Western Balochi [bgn]. A member of macrolanguage Baluchi [bal].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Radio programs. NT: 1999.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab], Nastaliq style.

Other Comments

Balochi is the official spelling in Pakistan. Muslim (Sunni), Muslim (Zikri).

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