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The Balchoth were a fierce group of Easterlings.

HistoryEdit

Under the influence of Sauron from Dol Guldur, the Balchoth attacked Gondor in TA 2510. They overran the plains of Calenardhon and almost destroyed the army of the Ruling Steward Cirion, but were defeated by the Éothéod under Eorl the Young at the Battle of the Field of Celebrant; the entire race was pursued and slaughtered by Eorl and his men. It is not known if any survived the massacre, but if any did, they probably joined the Easterlings around the Sea of Rhûn and were assimilated.

Like the Wainriders, whom the Balchoth could be said to have succeeded, they rode in chariots and wagons.[1]

Real-world relationEdit

The fact that they lived near Khand, which may be based on Northern India, and their name similarity, they may be based on the Baloch people of Baluchistan, once part of British India, now in Pakistan.[citation needed]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ባልጮጥ
Arabic بالشوث
Armenian Բալխոտհ
Belarusian Cyrillic Балчотh
Bengali বাল্ছথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Балчотх
Dari بالچهوته
Georgian ბალჩჰოთჰ
Greek Βαλχοθ
Gujarati બલ્છોથ
Hebrew באלשהותה ?
Hindi बालचोथ
Japanese バルホス
Kannada ಬಲ್ಛೊಥ
Kazakh Cyrillic Балцһотһ
Korean 발치
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Балцhотh ?
Macedonian Cyrillic Балчотх
Marathi बल्चोथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Балчотh
Nepalese बल्छोथ
Pashto بالچهوته ?
Persian بالچهوته
Polish Balkowie
Punjabi ਬਲ੍ਚੋਥ
Russian Балхот
Sanskrit बल्छोथ्
Serbian Балцхотх (Cyrillic) Balchoth (Latin)
Sinhalese බල්ඡොථ්
Tajik Cyrillic Балчҳотҳ
Tamil பல்ச்ஹொத்ஹ்
Telugu బల్ఛొథ
Ukrainian Cyrillic Балхоти
Urdu بالچوت
Uyghur بالچھوتھ
Uzbek Балчотҳ (Cyrillic) Balchoth (Latin)
Yiddish באַלטשאָטה

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Lord of the Rings: Appendix B

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