Balochi love poem
Tahi ask mani sheshaga
Mani baaz kobsorat e nazama
Baaz jaldi gaib bite tho
E mani akre alfaaz “Man tahi goma baaz pyaar kana”
To say "i love you" in this language, seems to me very long; i have no explanation about it.
→ French poem ←
The translation of my love poem into the balochi language (Baluchi) of the Baloch people in Balochistan, for a total of 8 million speakers in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
This version comes from Pakistan.
There are six dialectal groups, all mutually intelligible. Balochi are the result of migrations dating from the Middle Ages, leading the Balochs from the banks of the Caspian Sea, to the southeast of the Iranian plateau. This Iranian language of the north-west can be written with the Arabic alphabet, the Cyrillic or Latin alphabet.
Balotchi, is for the first time quoted, at the very end of the 1st millennium. Even if we find some written traces in the 19th century it is only one century later that one will really begin to write the language. An Academy, publishing in Baloch, supervising and teaching the language, will be founded in Quetta (Pakistan) in 1959. In Pakistan as in Iran radios broadcast in the language. For the Balochs, the oral tradition is very important and generally very poetic, and it was traced back to the 15th century.
Balochistan, it is a desert and arid region.
The Balochs retain many heterodox beliefs and local cults. Their origin is controversial, they think to be Arabs of Aleppo.
The complex migrations, as a result of the Turko-Mongol invasions, have caused them to move. During these migrations they assimilated many indigenous elements, including the Brahuis of Dravidian language.
They are great nomads, with their camels and sheep, nomadizing between the arid ribs of the Makran and the high plateaux of the interior. The far-away raids that they undertook until the end of the 19th century will give them a considerable diaspora.
Nowadays they are divided into tribes with common patrilineal descent, headed by an hereditary chief and a tribal council. The rules of honor are the right of vengeance. Marriage is accompanied by the payment of the bride price, and men and women constitute two separate and often hostile groups.