The Baloch Race: A Historical and Ethnological Sketch

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Royal Asiatic society, 1904 - Baluchi (Southwest Asian people) - 90 pages
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Page 49 - The mountains are the Baloches' forts, the peaks are better than an army ; the lofty heights are our comrades, the pathless gorges our friends. Our drink is from the flowing springs, our cup the leaf of the dwarf-palm, our bed the thorny brush, the ground we make our pillow.
Page 9 - Phoenicians seem identical with old and modern Bedouin skulls, so that we must consider the modern Bedouins as pure descendants of the old Semitic race. They have long, narrow heads, dark complexion, and a short, small, and straight nose, which is in every respect the direct counterpart of what we are accustomed to call a ''typical Jewish nose.
Page 7 - ... roofs are carried off, and the walls are left for the accommodation of the next comers. In some cases they live in recesses or ledges of the cliffs. Their wealth consists in cattle, camels, sheep, and goats ; but arts, such as embroidery and carpet-making, flourish among them, as with the Turkomans, with whom they must at some time in their history have been in contact. Robbers they were and are, save so far as these pursuits have been restricted under British rule. Their mode and ideals of life...
Page 27 - Ashkaah was from the wanderers of the Koch and Baloch, intent on war, with exalted cockscomb crests, whose back none in the world ever saw.
Page 53 - That the Baloch are an Iranian race, judging by their physical and mental characteristics, and that they should be classed with the Tajiks and other original races of the Iranian tableland. (2) That historically they may be traced first to the north of Persia, in the neighbourhood of the Caspian Sea, in the time of the later Sassanians.
Page 59 - ... themselves, Dames notes in his list of politically organized Baluch tribes, that they are one of the best known among Baluch tribes for their marauding propensities. Of composite origin. The Ghazani section are supposed to be descended from Ghazan, son of Ali, son of Jalal Khan, and the Bijeranis from Bijar, who revolted against Mir Chakur. The Mazaranis are said to be of Khetran origin, and the Loharanis of mixed descent. No doubt some Jatts, and also some Kalmatis, Buledhis and Hasanis have...
Page 55 - Gramm, pp. 14, 154)? In seinem früher erschienenen Buche The Baloch Race (1904) p. 54 hatte Dames über den StN Dom(b)ki gesagt: .Their name is said by some to be derived from a river in Persia named Dumbak.' Beachte hier die kurz gegebenen Vokale im Stammeswie im Flußnamen, die eine Annäherung an dum(b) .Schwanz' wieder wahrscheinlicher machen.
Page 23 - Baloch is a Persian word, which, in addition to its use as a proper name, means, as explained in the Burhan-iQuti" and other dictionaries, a cockscomb or crest.
Page 23 - Baloah have always borne among their neighbours has earned them many uncomplimentary epithets, which are found among the tribal names. The following are examples : Rind (Per.), knave, debauchee, wanderer. Lund (Per.), similar meaning. A legend explains it as meaning ' fool,' but I cannot find that the word ever bore this signification.

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