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AnnaMaul93Saturday 26th of February 2005 07:44:50 AM
Baluchi - Can you help with Baluchi/English translation?
UlvenSaturday 26th of February 2005 03:18:00 PM
- I don't know where to get audio-bites of Baluchi, but have you found the Baluchi part of this discuss?
Pages to go to (in order)

1. "discuss" (at the top of the page, click on 'discuss')

2. Scroll down the page till tou reach the listing of language groupings.

-You should see this "INDO-EUROPEAN> IRANIAN - baluchi (even though it says Iranian, it doesn't mean it isn't spoken in Pakistan. It's not a reference to nation, but to language group;))

3. Click on "baluchi"
-Here you should see various 'threads' (categories), one of which says 'PHRASES'. Click on whichever one you chose.

Perhaps you already knew this but wanted audio sound-bites? Unfortunately, I didn't find an obvious site that had Balushi in audio.

Failing all this, your son may like to show her this list of languages to see if she speaks any of them. I know it's much much nicer to speak her home language, but she may still enjoy if your son speaks one of her nation's major languages (if she speak them, of course).

Hindi or Urdu may be spoken by this girl, even if it's not her 'local' language. I don't know about Balushi (Baloshi, is another spelling to check for, or even Baluchi, Balochi, Baluschi, Baloschi), but often natives of small languages speak at least some of their nation's major language.

Pashto
Panjabi
Balochi
Sindhi
Siraiki
Hindko
_________

Brahui
Kashmiri
Shina
_________

Wakhi
Balti
Burushaski
Khowar
Kalasha
Kohistani
Torwali
Gojri

In addition, Gujarati and Persian are also spoken in Pakistan

Good luck!:) I think it's nice that your son wants to speak to her in her own language.