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Baloch Nationalism: Its origin and development

Baloch Nationalism: Its origin and development

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Published by: Shahdullah Abdullah Baloch on Jun 10, 2007
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This is a selected list of those important terms, which appears more than one, or
twice in the text. Others Balochi, Sindhi, Urdu and Persian words are defined in
parentheses within the text. Several terms have different meanings and expressions in
different countries. We have given their translation and meanings as used in Baloch society.

Ailamiah

declaration, here referred to the "Declaration
of Kalat Independence"

a/im

Muslims learned in Islamic religious sciences
amir ruler, commander, chief
anjuman political organisation
azad free, independent
bahut asylum, refugee
balochiat Balochness
barnama manifesto
beiglar beigi chief of the chiefs
her revenge
bulak tribe, district
darbar court of a ruler
dera camp
derajat several camps, the term is used for the Baloch

areas of Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Fateh Khan

and Dera Ismail Khan.

diwan

parliament, assembly

farman royal order
farmandar governor
fatwa

decree by a leaned religious figure
Han the title of the heads of the first Baloch
Confederacy

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hijrat

religiously motivated exodus, migration

jagir

land grant bestowed the government

jagirdar

one who holds a jagir

jirga

assembly

Kaum

nation, tribe

khalifa

spiritual guide/leader

khan

title for the ruler of Balochistan

/ajj

honour

Ioshkar

army, tribal army

mqj/is

parliament

mauiana

maulaui

maulaui

Muslim scholar learned in the Koran

Mir

title of respect, and the title of the Baloch
rulers of Sindh

moreed

disciple of a khalifa or pir.

muazam

great

muhajir

immigrant

mulla

educated person, Muslim priest

naib

agent, governor

namus

honour

Nawab

governor

niabat

district, agency

ostan

province

qabila

tribe

qazi

judge

sa/ar

general, commander

shariat

Islamic law

shieh

tribal-chief, ruler

tehsil

largest administrative unit within a district

u/ema

plural of a/im

u/us

people

wali

governor

watan

homeland

wazir

Prime Minister, minister

ziarat

tomb of a holy man, shrine, sanctuary

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