Information on whether a Baloch shop-owner born and currently living in Daman would be able to speak Farsi [IRN16127.E]

Information on this specific subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB in Ottawa. However, the attached articles from the Ethnologue: Languages of the World and Iran: A Country Study may be of interest to you.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find attached the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 1992. 12th ed. Edited by Barbara F. Grimes. Dallas: Summer Institute of Lnguistics, pp. 638-643.

Iran: A Country Study. 1989. Edited by Helen Chapin Metz. Washington, DC: Department of the Army, pp. 82-87.

Other Sources Consulted

Minority Rights Group International. Various dates. London: Minority Rights Group International.

World Directory of Minorities. 1990. London: Minority Rights Groups International.

World Minorities in the Eighties. 1980. London: Quartermaine House.

Ethnic Preference and Public Policy in Developing States. 1986. Boulder, Co.: Lynne Rienner.

Minority Peoples in the Age of Nation-States. 1989. London: Pluto Press.