ETHNICITY AND TRIBES
The majority of population consists of Balochs. Balochi
is spoken with a different dialect from that spoken in Dera
Bugti and Kohlu. Historically the society in Gwadar was divided
in three social strata Hakims, Balochs and Hizmatgars locally
known as Darzadas or Gholams. Hakims constituted privileged
class of the society, Baloch being intermediary calss and
Hizmatgars who were the lowest socio-economic stratum of the
society. But those social class boundaries lost their existence
between once Baloch Nationalism took routes in Makran.
Kalmatis, Mehdizais, Kaundais, Rais, Sangurs, Shehzadas,
etc represent the important groups among the Baloch.
Fish is commonly used as a major food in the coastal area
of Balochistan. People prefer dried or boiled fish. Rich men
slaughter goat and sheep occasionally for the entertainment
of their guests. The coastal area has a variety of fish and
seafood from tunas, shrimps and lobsters to snappers-groakers
grunters, sardines, sharps and skates.