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Culture is a component of norms and social behavior of human society which plays a vital role in building up a society. Culture is a way of life of a group of people, the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next. Some aspects of human behavior such as language, social practices such as kinship and marriage, in other components are expressive such as art, music and dance.
If anyone is interested in knowing the culture and cultural values of a nation, then it is mandatory to know the basic components of culture. One of the chief component of culture is the marriage system. Marriage is a universal institute all over the world and it is the primary unit of the family, without the institution of marriage the family is incomplete. Marriage can be recognized by a state, an organization or religious authority, a tribal group, a local community or peers. The Baloch nation has a rich culture with respective to marriage.
This research article reflects whole norms, values and customs of different types of marriages in Baloch society in general and in Makran in particular.
Key words: The Baloch society, culture, marriage system.