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Baghochi means the inhabitant of Kalabagh like Bannuchi and Balochi. Basically this word is blend of Pali language, i.e., Bagh and Ochhi, which means inhabitants possessed of, and held position in Kalabagh. The word ochhi is akin to ojah means possession. When Persian and Arabic speaking people reshaped its accent like Bagh-ochhi to Baghochi, Bann-ochhi to Bannuchi, so on and so forth.

In the 1970s, the Baghochi of Kalabagh formed Baghochi Mahaz to liberate their area from the feudal rule of the Nawab of Kalabagh, succeeding[clarification needed] on 5 July 1977.[citation needed]