Afghanistan Baluchis/Balochis

Beatrice Nicolini*

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

A new challenge is here represented, while many trace the African elements in Asian cultures and societies in general, and in Baloch culture and society in particular, by trying to re-examine the role of the Baloch elements into East African culture and society. Thanks to research carried on in the Balochistan Archives combined with research in the British Archives, and field work conducted in Pakistani Balochistan, in the Sultanate of Oman, in the United Arab Emirates, in Ethiopia, in the United Republic of Tanzania, and in Mozambique, Baloch presence in the Persian Gulf and throughout the Indian Ocean was apparently closely historically and politically connected with military and with political measures taken by the British authorities against slave trade during the nineteenth century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of The World's Minorities
Pages555-556
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Central Asia
  • Islam

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