• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BALOCH

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 15

Population: 11,492,200

Unreached people groups: 15

UPG population: 11,492,200

Unengaged UPGs: 7

UUPG population: 353,200

Number of countries: 10


Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

Overview: The Baloch are an ethnic group inhabiting the Balochistan region of Pakistan and the Sistan and Baluchistan Province in eastern Iran. Most Baloch speak either Eastern Balochi, Southern Balochi or Western Balochi. More than three-fourths of the Baloch live in Pakistan, with smaller numbers in Iran and Afghanistan. Increasing numbers of Baloch are migrating to Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

Peoples within this cluster: Baloch, Zikri; Baluchi, Eastern; Baluchi, Southern; Baluchi, Western; Bashkardi; Koroshi

Countries where they are found: Afghanistan; India; Iran; Oman; Pakistan; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Turkmenistan; United Arab Emirates; United States


People groups: 15

Population: 11,492,200

Unreached people groups: 15

UPG population: 11,492,200

Unengaged UPGs: 7

UUPG population: 353,200

Number of countries: 10