Selected Subjects of Balochi Proverbs


  • Dr. Zahid Hussain Dashti Lecturer, Department of Balochi, University of Balochistan, Quetta
  • Dr. Zia Ur Rehman Baloch Assistant Professor, Department of Pakistani Languages, AIOU, Islamabad
  • Durdana Assistant Professor, (History) Govt. Girls Degree College, Satellite Town, Quetta



Balochi, Society, Literature, Proverbs, Enmity, Faith


Proverbs play a significant part in any language, being used in day-to-day communication which is the reflection of decoded few words and short sentences drawn and based on expertise. Proverbs are specifically described and defined worldwide with its positive lesson. Proverbs are also an effective weapon for convincing people, warning or advising them, because these are the collective wisdom of the past and the popular convention, because of their honesty, piety and spiritual powers. Proverbs reflect the mentality of common people that is how they reflect upon things. They are the source of information on the moral concepts and social values, and are the best sources for the study of their culture life and values. In this regard, the Balochi proverbs play a pivotal role for the construction of knowledge in the Baloch society because these are developed from the social and normative structure of society. Balochi literature holds the specific treasure of proverbs in its literature. These are considered the fruits of human sense, because these represent the numerous aspects of culture and thoughts of Baloch society. The purpose of this article is to establish the importance of a Balochi proverbs have background stories which are quoted by each individual even by females. The current study carried out on representation of Proverb that emerged from Baloch society feelings like enmity, love, word of faith, miserliness, charity or timidity, honesty, bribe, cheat, revenge, struggle, shepherd, nomads, unity, honor, beauty creed etc.