Baluchi



a member of a nomadic, primarily Sunni Muslim people of Baluchistan.
the language of the Baluchi, an Iranian language of the Indo-European family.
Contemporary Examples

The group puts out most of its statements—on its Twitter feed, or its numerous websites—in Arabic, as opposed to Baluchi or Farsi.
The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan Umar Farooq December 28, 2014

The Baluch in Iran do not speak Farsi but Baluchi, just like the Baluch in Pakistan, and in Iran they are a Sunni minority.
The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan Umar Farooq December 28, 2014

In the early 1980s, he was involved in operations against Baluchi insurgents in southeast Iran.
Is Iran’s Missing General, Ali Reza Asgari, Living in the United States? IranWire May 29, 2014

According to Hersh, these covert activities included support for Baluchi groups such as Jundullah.
Is the U.S. Still Funding Iranian Suicide Bombers? Reza Aslan December 15, 2010

Historical Examples

The Baluchi garrison refused all terms, and fired on the boats of the squadron, which were engaged in landing troops.
The Surrender of Napoleon Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.

Talar 301 in Baluchi bears the signification of a rocky band of cliffs or hills.
The Gates of India Thomas Holdich

Slavery, polygamy, and concubinage exist throughout the Kelat state and Baluchi area.
Our Moslem Sisters Annie Van Sommer

Tomundar, to-mun′-dar, n. the head chief of a Baluchi tribe.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various

noun
(pl) -chis, -chi. a member of a Muslim people living chiefly in coastal Pakistan and Iran
the language of this people, belonging to the West Iranian branch of the Indo-European family
adjective
of or relating to Baluchistan, its inhabitants, or their language

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