Balak people

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Balaks
Balâk
Balakia Flag.png
Flag of the Balaks
Regions with significant populations
 Balakia56,000,000
 Komania200,000 ≥
 Amaia10,000
Languages
Balak
Religion
Zarasaism
Related ethnic groups
Komans, Mishar people

Balaks (Balâk, pl. Balâğaş) are a Vaniuan ethnic group that originally formed in the Kashis River basin.

Language

Balak is a member of the Vaniuan family from the Kashisan sub-group of Eastern Vaniuan languages, spoken in present-day Balakia and surrounding nations. The language itself is distinguished by its moderately agglutinative typology and large substratum of Khamaian loanwords, along with whistled sibilants, a feature not present in any other Vaniuan language and shared only with Amaian.

Balak is the official language of Balakia. It is also spoken on reduced pockets around the surrounding countries of Balakia and the southern territories.

Etymology

History

Balak subgroups

Traditional culture

Cuisine

Religion

Population figures

Balak diaspora