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Baloch people

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Sardar Ibrahim Sanjrani, Iranian Baloch chiefs in Qajar era, c. 1884
Total population
56 ~ 58  Million
Regions with significant populations
 Saudi Arabia16,000[7]
Main: Balochi, Brahui
Secondary: Saraiki, Jadgali, Sistani, Lasi, Bashkardi, Khetrani, Dehwari
Majority: Sunni Islam[8]
Minority: Zikrism[9][10]

The Baloch (بلوچ) are an Iranian ethnic group who live in the region of Balochistan which includes the regions of southeastern Iran, southern Afghanistan, and southwestern Pakistan.

The Baloch speak the Balochi language, an Iranian language. They mainly live in mountainous places of the Iranian plateau in Iran, Pakistan and parts of Afghanistan. Balochistan is an arid semi-desert mountainous region inhabited by the Baloch people.

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