Balochi (بلوچی)

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Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby eskandar » 2008-12-02, 9:23

Anyone here interested in Balochi? It's a NW Iranian language (related to Persian and Kurdish), spoken primarily in Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, with sizable communities also in Oman, Turkmenistan, the UAE, as well as in Sweden and other Western countries.

Here are some resources to get started:

Languages of the World: Balochi
A grammar, phrasebook, and vocabulary of Balochi (as spoken in Oman)
Learn Balochi
Baaskani Diwan (popular Baloch forum with learning resources)
EuroBaluchi portal
EuroBaluchi dictionary
Another Balochi dictionary
Learn Balochi 101

There was a Unilang member who spoke Balochi, as I recall: mohdasim87. If anyone is seriously interested, perhaps they could get in touch with him!
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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby alijsh » 2008-12-05, 6:29

I'm interested in Baluchi but unfortunately, I don't currently have time for learning languages. Thanks for the links. I knew EuroBaluchi and had read some of its articles.

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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby Rémy LeBeau » 2008-12-09, 12:21

I'd like to learn Balochi, I heard some people speaking it in the NWFP in Pakistan earlier this year and I could pick out quite a few cognate words with Persian when I listened in. I think I read somewhere that Kurds and Balochis at one point used to live relatively close to eachother? I wonder how similarly/differently their languages have evolved since then..
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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby eskandar » 2008-12-09, 20:26

I don't know much about Balochi history, but it's true that Balochi is classified as a North-West Iranian (or Iranic ;)) language, together with Persian and Kurdish, rather than some of the Balochi's geographical neighbors like the Pashtuns, whose language is South-East Iranian. This might suggest that the Balochis did indeed once live close to Kurds and Persians, or even that the three had formed a subgroup that was once homogeneous and later split off to become distinct peoples.
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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby Laoshu505000 » 2008-12-10, 2:42

Nice! I will be looking into this one. Do you have any places with audio?

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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby eskandar » 2009-02-26, 0:03

Baluchi Muallam - PDF for self-study of Balochi, written in Urdu

Laoshu505000 - sorry, I haven't come across any yet, but you can try looking on Youtube!
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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby Limagne » 2013-03-12, 15:47

L'Harmattan recently published a new Parlons Baloutche.

http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index. ... e&no=39703

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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby księżycowy » 2017-07-08, 12:20

McGill University seems to have digitalized the 1960's textbook A Course in Balochi by Baker et al. here.

It contains both volumes. Unfortunately no audio however(if any was ever made for this textbook that is).

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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby eskandar » 2017-07-12, 6:52

Wow, wonderful resource! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby księżycowy » 2017-07-12, 14:35

Not a problem. :wink:

Fun thing is, I used to own a paperback copy a few years ago until I sold it. I'm glad to see it in the public domain now. It's certainly the best textbook for Balochi I've seen.

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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby linguoboy » 2017-07-12, 16:41

księżycowy wrote:McGill University seems to have digitalized the 1960's textbook A Course in Balochi by Baker et al. here.

Aw, man! That's the same crazy transcription my Punjabi textbook used!
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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby eskandar » 2017-07-12, 19:19

It looks like the textbook is also downloadable from archive.org here.
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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby Meera » 2017-07-12, 19:22

księżycowy wrote:McGill University seems to have digitalized the 1960's textbook A Course in Balochi by Baker et al. here.

It contains both volumes. Unfortunately no audio however(if any was ever made for this textbook that is).


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Re: Balochi (بلوچی)

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-07-13, 2:21

Yes, thank you, księżycowy and eskandar! :)


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