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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Balochi language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It is the principal language of the Baloch of Balochistan, a region in western Pakistan, eastern Iran and southern Afghanistan.
Bashkardi or Bashagerdi is a southwestern Iranian language spoken in the southeast of Iran in the provinces of Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan, and Hormozgan.
Tregami or Trigami is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the villages of Gambir and Katar in the Nurestan Province of Afghanistan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Balochi-language   (5231 words)

  
 Balochi language
Balochi (also Baluchi, Baloci or Baluci) is a north-western Iranian language and the principal language of Balochistan.
The official language in the areas of Gwadar (occupied by Sultanate of Oman until 1958) was Arabic.
The Balochi language belongs to the Iranian branch of the Indo-European family.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/balochi_language.html   (800 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Balochi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Balochi, a north-western Iranian language, is the principal language of Balochistan.
The eastern Balochi dialect is spoken from Karachi northwards up to Dera Ismail Khan and to the Suleman Mountains, including the Marri Bugti areas.
The western Balochi dialect is spoken between Karachi (Pakistan) and Kerman (Iran), among the Baloch of Turkmenistan, the Sultanate of Oman, the Khorasan province of Iran and Sistan (Iran-Afghanistan).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Balochi   (191 words)

  
  Pakistani Languages [OurPakistan.net]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Urdu, a standardized register of Hindustani, is the national language of Pakistan and has historical significance as a language developed during the Islamic conquests in the Indian Subcontinent during the period of the Mughal Empire and was chosen as a neutral language to unite the various groups of modern Pakistan.
Urdu was an official language in British India since 1835 and in India since 1947, where it is spoken by Muslim population, is one of the 15 national languages recognized by the constitution.
In India it is the official language of the state of Punjab, and one of the 15 official languages recognized by the Indian constitution.
www.ourpakistan.net /languages.htm   (1496 words)

  
 Balochi Language & Literature
Balochi is a north-west Iranian language of the Aryan sub-family of the Indo-European
Of course it is to be said that Balochi poetry and poems existed long before that era in Baloch societies, for the reason that composing of poems surfaced and furthered with evolution of the language.
It is abundantly clear that unless and until the Balochi language is taught in educational institutions its path for development is closed.
www.zrombesh.org /Balochilanguage.htm   (2148 words)

  
 Balochi
It is the main language of Balochistan (Baluchistan), a province of Pakistan.
Balochi's origin is not know but it is thought to have evolved between 200-700 BC from a lost language spoken on the territory of the Parthian Empire that once occupied most of the Middle East.
Since Balochi is related to Persian, it belongs to Category II languages in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february/balochi.html   (891 words)

  
 Balochistan.cjb.net/balochi language
One of these languages, which are called Proto-Indo-Iranian, was spoken about 5000 years ago, and the best guess is that this was spoken in the east and northeast of the Linguists believe that Balochi has a wide variety of dialects.
In the history of the world, languages have always come and gone, but in the present time there are some factors which have never existed previously, and which threaten many of the world’s languages in a way they have never been threatened before.
However, due to current restricting laws, which have not allowed the Balochi language to be used in education and official contexts, this language has not developed, and the Baloch people have to use Persian, which is their second language as the official language.
www.geocities.com /assadullah_baloch/balochilanguage.html   (2252 words)

  
 baloch and balochistan sistan and balouchestan of iran all about baloch and balochistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
So if a language is used at home, at work, in education, in business, in administration, in religion, in entertainment and in the mass media, then that language has a usage in many social domains that shows that it will continue to thrive as a language.
In the history of the world, languages have always come and gone, but in the present time there are some factors which have never existed previously, and which threaten many of the world’s languages in a way they have never been threatened before.
However, due to current restricting laws, which have not allowed the Balochi language to be used in education and official contexts, this language has not developed, and the Baloch people have to use Persian, which is their second language as the official language.
www.baloch2000.org /culture/language/azim2.htm   (3164 words)

  
 Balochi language
The areas where Eastern Balochi dialects are spoken (the north-eastern areas of Pakistani Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh) are in many ways less cdeveloped, espeically when it comes to education, than other parts of Balochistan, which accounts for why it is little used in the written form.
There is a Balochi Studies section at the Balochistan University in Quetta which teaches and researches the Balochi language and literature.
The use of regional and national languages in the press and mass media, however, as well as for teaching in schools the literatures written in them, is permitted in addition to Persian".
users.tpg.com.au /users/goshti/language.htm   (1719 words)

  
 Mother Tongue Education and the Health and Survival of the Balochi Language
The UNESCO monograph The Use of Vernacular Language in Education says: "On educational grounds we recommend that the use of the mother tongue be extended to as late a stage in education as possible.
One of the interesting aspects of the establishment of Balochi language academies and literary publications is that a number of Baloch have developed an interest in learning, reading and writing in the Balochi language without it having been part of a formal education programme.
One of the possible causes for the failure of the Balochi mother tongue education programme in Pakistani Balochistan is a political one.
www.apnaorg.com /articles/mt   (1827 words)

  
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Balochi speakers live mainly in an area now composed of parts of southeastern Iran and southwestern Pakistan that was once the historic region of Balochistan.
Balochi is a Western Iranian language that is closely related to Kurdish.
Despite the vast area over which it is spoken, its six dialects (Rakhshani, Sarawani, Kechi, Lotuni, the Eastern Hill dialects, and the coastal dialects) are all believed to be mutually intelligible.
www.sabawoon.com /afghanpedia/Language.Balochi.shtm   (132 words)

  
 Kalat
The population of the district was estimated at 316,787 in 1995.
89% of the population speak the Brahui language, 10% the Balochi language (presumably referring to first language).
They were living in Kalat when the Balochi speaking tribes arrived from the west.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ka/Kalat.html   (356 words)

  
 Balochi language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the principal language of the Baloch of Balochistan, a region in western Pakistan, eastern Iran and southern Afghanistan.
It is designated as one of nine official languages of Pakistan in the near coming future for government officials and Balochi politcians.
Balochi is closely related to other Northwestern Iranian languages such as Kurdish.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Balochi_language   (293 words)

  
 MavicaNET - Beluji (Baluchi)
In Central Asia where different language areas are mixed it is sometimes hard to state the exact borders between different tongues, and due to insufficient knowledge on the subject the total number of Baluchi speakers is again undefined: about 4,5 million people.
The Balochi language is classified as a member of the Iranian group of the Indo-European language family which includes Kurdish, Persian (Farsi), Pashto, Dari, Tajik, Ossetian.
Balochi is spoken in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, India, the Arabian Gulf States, Turkmenistan and East Africa.
www.mavicanet.com /lite/isl/1255.html   (202 words)

  
 Script for Balochi language discussed -DAWN - National; October 29, 2002
He was speaking at a national orthographic seminar organized by the Balochi Academy on Sunday.
He said this notion was not based on facts that Balochi language had acquired most of the letters from Arabic.
Mohammad Beg Baigul, a prominent Balochi humour writer and linguist, in his speech said the Balochi Academy should constitute a permanent committee consisting of experts to deal with the matter of medium.
www.dawn.com /2002/10/29/nat14.htm   (348 words)

  
 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
Baluchi is an Indo-European language classified as a member of the Northwestern branch of the Western Iranian group of the Indo-Iranian language family.
Although in most circumstances, the assignment of case mirrors that of a Nominative-Accusative language (subjects of both transitive and intransitive verbs surface in the nominative case), in the past tense, case marking is more akin to that of an Ergative language.
Payne, J.R. The Decay of Ergativity in Pamir Languages.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /Profile.aspx?LangID=193&menu=004   (1421 words)

  
 Iran LANGUAGES
Farsi, commonly called Persian in the West, is the official language of Iran.
Dialects of Turkish, or Turki—especially Azeri, the language of the Azerbaijanis—are spoken throughout northwestern Iran, by the Qashqa'i tribe in the southwest, and in parts of the northeast by Turkmen tribes and others.
The Lurs, Kurds, and Bakhtiari have languages and dialects of their own that descend from earlier Indo-European languages, and the Balochi language spoken in southeastern Iran also is of Indo-European origin.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Asia-and-Oceania/Iran-LANGUAGES.html   (171 words)

  
 balochistan or baluch,  balouchistan
The villages are collections of mud or stone huts; on the hills, enclosures of rough stone walls are covered with matting to serve as temporary habitations.
In Pakistan the Balochi people are divided into two groups, the Sulaimani and the Makrani, separated from each other by a compact block of Brahui tribes.
Balochi, Brahui, Pashto, and Sindhi are the main languages.
www.angelfire.com /film/balochistan   (1226 words)

  
 Kurdish language resources
...language The Kurdish language is part of the northwestern group of the Iranian section of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family.
The Kurdish language is an Iranian language spoken in the region called Kurdistan, including Kurdish populations in parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.[1] Kurdish is an official language in Iraq while it is banned in Syria where it is forbidden to publish material in Kurdish [2].
The Kurdish language belongs to the western sub-group of the Iranian languages which belong to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages family.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Kurdish.html   (1248 words)

  
 Sarbaaz.Com (( Where Baloch Click! )) Balochi Music History
The Balochi tribe is one of the oldest Iranian tribes whose music is influenced by Indian melodies because of being close to India.
Although the Balochi tribesmen are strictly religious and fanatic, the musicians are treated as confidantes and intimates and they are permitted to play in private parties where women are also present.
Moreover, the Balochi tribesmen believe that evil souls and evil wishers await in ambuscade to attack and harm the mother and the newborn by talisman and by magic spells.
www.sarbaaz.com /balochi_music_history.htm   (1546 words)

  
 IISH - Today in 1968 : 14 February - To Promote Balochi
Balochistan is a province of Pakistan, but Balochi speakers can be found in Afghanistan, Iran, the Arab Emirates, Turkmenistan, and even in Africa.
The Balochi language is related to Kurdish, and the status of the 10,000,000 Balochi speakers is similar to the Kurds.
Abdul Karim Shorish (1912-1986) was editor-in-chief of the first Balochi newspaper, Noken Daur, 'to promote Balochi language and literature'.
www.iisg.nl /today/en/14-02.php   (74 words)

  
 Language
The western Balochi dialect is spoken between Karachi (Pakistan) and Kirman (Iran), among the Baloch of U.S.S.R and Turkmenistan, the Sultanate of Oman, the Khorasan province of Iran and Seistan (Iran-Afghanistan).
Discussing the relation of the Balochi language with Persian or Pashto (the national language of Iran and Afghanistan), Harrison writes, Balochi is a distinct language and is closely related only to one of the members of Iranian language, Kurdish, but it retains striking peculiarities of its own.
The Balochi language originated, in a lost language, was related to the Parthian or Medan civilization.
members.fortunecity.com /balochistan/baloch/id15.html   (617 words)

  
 Resources for the Study of Balochi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
May represent Balochi of Pakistan, concentrating on core vocabulary that is probably common to most written dialects found in Pakistan.
Entries are illustrated with full sentences in Balochi and include cross-references to sections in Gilbertson’s 1923 grammar, The Balochi Language.
The complete first-year course, comparable to a university first-year foreign language course, will comprise approximately 30 lessons, out of which 15 were taught in the 2000 Intensive Sindhi course.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /salrc/afghanistan/materials/Balochi.htm   (1078 words)

  
 Balochistan People’s Party
Harrison explains that “The Baluch speak an Iranian (Indo-European) language and are Sunni Muslims” it is a correct assumption, Balochi language is regarded as an Indo- European language a member of Iranian language group like Kurdish, Pashto, and Farsi or Persian.
Vaeda Amir Makri has translated Balochi as “an Iranian language" to Farsi, which is wrong the difference between Balochi and Farsi is as wide as it is between French and Italian which also belong to Latin group of Indo-European languages.
Baloch in Pakistan beside their struggle for self rule, economical right are also fighting to use Balochi as medium of instruction for schools, they are not fighting to use the Persian as their first language or school medium.
www.balochpeople.org /eng/2006/pressRel/LetterToLeMondeDiplomatique.htm   (444 words)

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