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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 living in th…

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Abdollah Garousi, Abbas, Mohammad Saeed Janibollahi and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Barāhūyī (Brahui)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000074>
First published online: 2015

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