A language of Baloch People
ISO 639-3: bgp
1,800,000 in Pakistan (1998). 5,000,000 including L2 users of all Balochi languages. Population total all countries: 1,800,800.
Northeast Balochistan,northwest Sind, southwest Punjab. Also in India.
Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci, Eastern Hill Balochi
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Balochi
A member of macrolanguage Baluchi [bal] (Pakistan).
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Radio programs. Bible portions: 1815–1906.
Arabic script, Nastaliq style.
A major language in Pakistan. Distinct from Western Balochi [bgn] and Southern Balochi [bcc]. A small body of literature. Muslim (Sunni).
Also spoken in:
800 in India (2007). May be L2 speakers only. Ethnic population: 95,000.
Uttar Pradesh; Gujarat.
Balochi, Baloci, Baluci
Also use Urdu [urd].
Distinct from Western Balochi [bgn] of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkmenistan; and Southern Balochi [bcc] of Pakistan, Iran, Oman, United Arab Emirates. Muslim (Sunni).