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Counting Sheep and Camels in Balochi


The topic of this paper is the numeric system of Balochi. It will discuss the characteristics which indicate that the numbers have been borrowed from Persian, and will identify a context in which this borrowing may have taken place. This context is likely to be the bazar situation. Evidence for this comes from the Balochi terms for some animals which may have been borrowed from Kurdish, while another animal term might have been borrowed from Balochi into Kurdish. As the numerical system of Kurmanji has likewise been borrowed from Persian, the picture of a multilingual situation of language contact involving at least Persian, Balochi and Kurdish emerges.

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Agnes Korn

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