Balochi, Southern


A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci, Makrani

2,540,000 in Pakistan (2004 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 3,612,000.


South Balochistan and Sindh provinces, Karachi.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


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 L2: 5%–15%. Radio programs. NT: 1999.

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab], Naskh style. Arabic script, Nastaliq variant [Aran], primary usage.

Other Comments

Balochi is the official spelling in Pakistan. Muslim.

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