Ba·​lo·​chi bə-ˈlō-chē How to pronounce Balochi (audio)
variants or less commonly Baluchi
: the Iranian language of the Baloch
plural Balochis or Baluchis also Balochi or Baluchi : baloch

Word History


borrowed from Balochi Balōčī, from Balōč baloch + -ī, suffix of appurtenance, of Persian and Arabic origin

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Balochi was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Balochi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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