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This map shows the regions
of the world where Baluchi is commonly spoken in the eastern
territories of Afghanistan and in the region of Beluchistan
(red circle). The language is in the Iranian family of languages
descended from the Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European. Baluchi
is most closely related to Avestan,
and the extinct language of Sogdian.
It is somewhat more distantly related to Old
Persian and Persian.
Like modern Persian, Baluchi is marked by hundreds of loan-words
|Daniel M. Short originally created this
map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/.
I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are
copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced
or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. These images are not public domain.