Baloch people

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Sardar Ibrahim khan Sanjrani Iranian Baloch Khans in Qajar era, c. 1884
Total population
Approx. 10 million (2017)
Regions with significant populations
 Pakistan 8,000,000 (2016)[1][not in the source given]
 Iran 1,500,000 (2016)[2]
 UAE 468,000 (2014)[3]
 Oman 312,000 (1993)[4]
 Turkmenistan 100,000 [5]
 Saudi Arabia 16,000 [6]
Urdu, Brahui in (Pakistan), Arabic, Persian (in Iran)
Predominantly Sunni Islam[7]

The Baloch (بلوچ) (other spellings: Baluch, Balouch, Bloach, Balooch, Balush, Balosh, Baloosh, Baloush) live in the part of Balochistan in the southeast corner of the Iranian plateau in Southwest Asia, including parts of eastern Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

The Baloch speak Balochi language, an Iranian language. They mainly live in mountainous places of the Iranian plateau in Iran, Pakistan and parts of Afghanistan.

Baluchs is comparable to the Sami people in Sweden and Russia. Baluchere is originally Tamil and originally from Sri Lanka, which settled in the borders of some countries in the late 19th century.

There are many similarities between Baluchan and Sami's life and culture.

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