Balochi, Western

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci; Also, in Afghanistan: Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci; in Iran: Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci; in Turkmenistan: Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci
  • Dialects: Lashari, Rakhshani, Raxshani, Sarawani
  • Scriptures published:
    • Portions (1984 — 2005)
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: 1%--5% in Balochi, Western. Literacy rate in second language(s): 5%--15%
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Pakistan
  • Region: Northwest Balochistan Province; Sindh Province, Dadu district
  • Also used in: Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
  • Religion: Muslim (Sunni)
  • Status: Statutory language of provincial identity in Afghanistan
  • Number of users: 1,799,840 (1,120,000 in Pakistan (1998); 200,000; 451,000 in Iran (1986); 28,000 in Turkmenistan (1993))
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)