Definition of Naxçivan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnəkēCHiˈvän/
1An Azerbaijani autonomous republic, predominantly Muslim, that is located on the borders of Turkey and northern Iran and is separated from the rest of Azerbaijan by a narrow strip of Armenia; population 71,200 (est. 2008). In 1990, it was the first Soviet territory to declare unilateral independence. It has a predominantly Azerbaijani population and, along with Nagorno-Karabakh, is a point of conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Russian name Nakhichevan.
1.1The capital city of Naxçivan; population 51,000.

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Syllabification: Nax·çi·van

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