; alternatively Baloushi, Balooshi, Bloushi, Blushi or Blooshi) is a tribal surname common in the Persian Gulf region
, particularly Oman
, the United Arab Emirates
. It is a nisba
and is Arabized
from the term Balochi
denoting someone who has Baloch
The Baloch people are of Persian stock and the language a branch of Indo-Iranian similar to Kurdish. People carrying this surname trace their tribal origins to Balochistan
, a region in south Iran
located across the Persian Gulf
Their ancestors predominantly came from the Makran
coast in the 19th century.
The Al Balushi speak Arabic, while some also use Balochi
. They are mainly Sunni Muslims
They are a populous tribe in Oman, the UAE and Bahrain.