The Sunni Brahui is another distinctive group settled in the desert areas ofsouthwestern Afghanistan. They numbered about 200,000 in 1970 according to anestimate by Louis Dupree; estimates in the 1990s run lower. The basic Brahuiphysical type is Veddoid of South India, and they speak Brahui which is alliedto Dravidian, a major language of South India, with a heavy mixture of Balulchiand Pashto. Brahui mostly work as tenant farmers or hired herders for Baluch orPushtun khans. Larger communities of Brahui reside in Pakistan's BaluchistanProvince.
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