Brahui Language and Music

Brahui Language and Music

There are currently 2.2 million Brahui in the world, most of which live in Balochistan (Pakistan). Brahui demographics are unique as Brahui is the only Dravidian language spoken outside India. Brahui is considered to be a remnant of the once large Dravidian language group in the area which was progressively replaced by the arrival of Iranian/Indo-Aryan languages in South Asia. The Brahui people migrated from central India around 1000 A.D. Brahui is classified as an endangered language by UNESCO. Brahui music is a subcategory of Balochi music, which stems from Iranian music forms but has a strong musical relationship with Pakistani music and culture.

 

A song in Brahui from Balochistan

 

Another Balochi (Brahui?) song.

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