Barāhūyī (Brahui)
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Barāhūyī (Brahui), the confederacy of the tribes found scattered throughout the provinces of Sīstān and Baluchistan in southeast Iran and parts of the neighbouring countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Although the etymology of the name is unclear, there are two hypotheses concerning its origin. The term Barāhūyī usually denotes people livin…

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Garousi, Abbas Abdollah, Janibollahi, Mohammad Saeed and Umar, Suheyl, “Barāhūyī (Brahui)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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