عنوان مقاله [English]
Animals play a very significant role in traditional and rural life, as they have in language and literature. From all variety of folk literature, the animals are reflected in most proverbs, many of their behaviors and characteristics have become symbolic. Symbols are important elements in social relations and in transferring of concepts. In this article, we examined the symbolic features of 55 animals in Balochi expressions. These animals consist of (11 cases) pet animals, (16 cases) wild animals, (13 cases) birds, (5 cases) marine animals, and (10 cases) insects. The number of proverbs, idioms, and independent Balochi words is related to the subjects reaching up to 290. The main purpose of this study is to show how the animals symbolized in Balochi proverbs. Some of these symbols are applicable to similar subjects in Persian language and literature. This research is novel of title and theme in Balochi. In this research, the analytical method has been used and the proverbs and idioms are collected in field-search method.