[buh-loo-chuh-stahn, -stan, buh-loo-chuh-stan]
- an arid mountainous region in S Asia, in SE Iran and SW Pakistan, bordering on the Arabian Sea.
- a former territory of W British India, now incorporated into Pakistan.
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Indeed, more than 55,000 Pakistani troops are in Baluchistan waging a war of their own.
Before it was split between Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Baluchistan spread over an area slightly larger than California.
For the last nine years, they have battled secular Baluch nationalists who would like to see an independent Baluchistan.
Rug-making is the only industry that connects Baluchistan with the rest of the world.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
Numerically the Brahuis are the strongest race in Baluchistan.
"Well, tell us about Baluchistan, then," suggested Mr. Pottle.The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon
Several roads to India have been developed through Baluchistan, but they are all dominated from Kandahar.
They are identical in shape and colour with ancient Egyptian beads and other beads obtained from ancient cities in Baluchistan.
Balochistan (bəˈlɒtʃɪˌstɑːn, -ˌstæn)
- a mountainous region of SW Asia, in SW Pakistan and SE Iran
- a province of SW Pakistan: a former territory of British India (until 1947). Capital: Quetta. Pop: Pop: 7 450 000 (2003 est)
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