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Extinct: no
Family: Dravidian
Branch: Central
Continent: Asia
Country: Pakistan
Region: South central, Quetta and Kalat region, east Baluchistan and Sind provinces. Also spoken in Afghanistan, Iran, Turkmenistan.
Countries Where Spoken: 2,000,000 in Pakistan (1998), 1.2% of the population. Population total all countries 2,210,000. Afghanistan, Iran.
Countries Where Official: Pakistan
Native Speakers: 2,000,000
Speakers Total: 2,210,000
Phrasebase members who speak Brahui at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Brahui at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Brahui: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Brahui: 0
Three Letter Code: BRH
Summary: Kalat is the standard dialect, Jharawan is lowland. Some bilingualism in Western Balochi. Literacy rate in first language: Below 1%. Literacy rate in second language: Below 5%. Nastaliq script used. Pastoralists. Muslim. Bible portions 1905-1978.

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