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Indigenous Communities from Turkmenistan

Balochi | Kurmanji |

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Baloch, Western
 
Indigenous Group Baloch, Western (Also known as: Balochi, Baluchi, Baluch, Western)
Location Turkmenistan, South East, Mary (or Mari) Province, mainly in Bayram-Ali, Turkmen-Qala and Iolotan Districts, also in Karakum, Imam-Baba and Kushka Districts and in Ahal Province, in Tejen and Serakhs. Also in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Persian Gulf region, Kenya and Tanzania.
Estimated Population 28,000 (1993, SIL International)
Environment Desert / Arid / Mountain / Plain / Valley / Sub-Tropical
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Paid Labor
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Balochi (Western)
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Balochi
Alternate Names: Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci
Website URLs Ethnologue: Balochi (Western), A Language of Turkmenistan
Wikipedia: Baloch People
Language and Culture of the Baloch in Turkmenistan
The Balochi Language of Turkmenistan
In Focus: Balochi Language
Map showing dialects of Balochi
ILHR Report: Racial Discrimination in Turkmenistan
Baloch Nationalism: Its Origin and Development
Turkmenistan: Focus on Ethnic Minorities
The Baluchis: A Concern for the Turkmen Special Services?
Treatment of Ethnic Minorities in Turkmenistan
Baloch news
NGOs Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights
International League of Human Rights (ILHR)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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