International linguists and historians have devoted a lot of time and energy into studying Brahui
since the 19th century.
1.1.2 The Brahuis
are members of a tribal confederation, usually the Brahui
Confederation, but other Balochi confederations occur as well.
Kalat region is dominated by Baloch Brahui
Swidler, W.W., (1972), Some Demographic Factors Regulating the Formation of Flocks and Camps Among the Brahui
of Baluchistan, in William Irons and Neville Dyson-Hudson, eds., Perspectives on Nomadism, Leiden: Brill.
Leading linguists from all over the world declared Brahui
an ancient language during a seminar called International Conference on Brahui
Language and Culture, held at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.
Languages: Urdu (national and official), English, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Baloch, Hindko, Brahui
, Saraiki (Punjabi variant).
The statistics for percentage of people having major languages as their mother tongue is: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui
1%, Burushaski and other 8%.
Because Afghanistan has not had a systematic census in decades, precise demographic figures are unavailable; the CIA estimates the ethnic breakdown of the population to be: "Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%" with 4% of the population constituted by other ethnicities such as Kirghiz, Wakhi, Farsiwan, Nuristani, Brahui
, Qizilbash, Kabuli, and Jat.
It contains 16 papers by scholars from diverse fields in the humanities and social sciences focusing on ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, linguistic, and cultural pluralism is Balochistan, an arid region located in the Iranian Plateau in Asia, between Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan and named after the Baloch tribes speaking Balochi, Pashto, Persian, Hazaragi, and Brahui
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Eleven percent speak Sindhi, and the remaining 24 percent are other languages, such as Saraiki, Baluchi, and Brahui
. Urdu, Punjabi, Pushtu, and Baluchi are of the Indo-European language group, while Brahui
is believed to have a Dravidian origin.
The majority of people living in Balochistan province speak either Balochi or Brahui