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.
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.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Kazakh||Балцһот (Cyrillic) Balchot (Latin)|
|Kyrgyz Cyrillic||Балцhотh ?|
|Serbian||Балцхот (Cyrillic) Balchot (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Балчот (Cyrillic) Balchot (Latin)|