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Azerbaijan Line breaks: Azer|bai|jan
Pronunciation: /ˌazəbʌɪˈdʒɑːn/

Definition of Azerbaijan in English:

A country in the Caucasus of SW Asia, on the western shore of the Caspian Sea; population 8,238,700 (est. 2009); languages, Azerbaijani (official), Russian; capital, Baku.

Historically, the name Azerbaijan referred to a larger region which formed part of Persia. The northern part of this was ceded to Russia in the early 19th century, the southern part remaining a region of NW Iran. Russian Azerbaijan was absorbed into the Soviet Union in 1922, gaining independence on the break-up of the USSR in 1991

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