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Balūch, a people inhabiting the area termed Balūchistān that includes parts of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. They are also to be found in countries outside Balūchistān proper, particularly in the states along the Persian Gulf.

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Views about the ethnic origin of the Balūch vary, and …

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Ali A. Bulookbashi and Translated by Mushegh Asatryan, “Balūch”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000057>
First published online: 2015

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