Ba·​loch bə-ˈlōch How to pronounce Baloch (audio)
variants or Baluch
plural Baloch or Baluch also Balochs or Baluchs
: a member of an Indo-Iranian people of Baluchistan

Word History


borrowed from Balochi Balōč, a self-designation, of uncertain origin

Note: The variants with u were presumably borrowed via Arabic and/or Persian.

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Baloch was in 1616

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Cite this Entry

“Baloch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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