The Balchoth were a fierce group of Easterlings.


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 relation

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 Iran and Pakistan.[citation needed]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ባልጮጥ
Arabic بالشوث
Armenian Բալխոտհ
Belarusian Cyrillic Балчот
Bengali বাল্ছথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Балчот
Georgian ბალხოთი
Greek Βαλχοθ
Gujarati બાલ્ચોથ
Hebrew באלכות
Hindi बालचोथ
Japanese バルホス
Kannada ಬಾಲ್ಚೋತ್
Kazakh Балцһот (Cyrillic) Balchot (Latin)
Korean 발치
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Балцhотh ?
Macedonian Cyrillic Балчотх
Marathi बल्चोथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Балчотh
Nepalese बल्छोथ
Pashto بالچهوته ?
Persian بالخوت‌ها
Polish Balkowie
Punjabi ਬਾਲਚੌਥ
Russian Балхот
Sanskrit बल्छोथ्
Serbian Балцхот (Cyrillic) Balchot (Latin)
Sinhalese බල්ඡොථ්
Tajik Cyrillic Балчҳот
Tamil பால்சோத்
Telugu బాల్చొత్
Ukrainian Cyrillic Балхоти
Urdu بالچوت
Uzbek Балчот (Cyrillic) Balchot (Latin)
Yiddish באַלטשאָטה


  1. The Lord of the Rings: Appendix B
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