1,116,000 in Pakistan (1998). Population total all countries: 1,799,840.
Northwest Baluchistan Province. Also in Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan.
Lashari, Rakhshani (Raxshani), Sarawani. Strongly influenced by Farsi, but not intelligible with Farsi [prs].
Balochi is the official spelling in Pakistan. A small body of literature. Muslim (Sunni).