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Azeri

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Pronunciation: /əˈzɛːri
 
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Definition of Azeri in English:

noun (plural Azeris)

1A member of a Turkic people forming the majority population of Azerbaijan, and also living in Armenia and northern Iran.
Example sentences
  • Iran has Persian-speaking populations on the central plateau, but on the peripheries are ethnic and religious minorities, including Turkic Azeris, Kurds, Lurs, Arabs, Baluch, Tajiks and Turkmen.
  • Approximately 10 million Azeris live in Iran - more than in Azerbaijan.
  • Consequently, there are today twice as many ethnic Azeris in Iran as there are in Azerbaijan, with a population of 8 million.
2 [mass noun] The Azerbaijani language.
Example sentences
  • Today, young people have the greatest chances of getting the best jobs if they speak three languages: Azeri, Russian, and English.
  • Linguistically, it is close to Azeri, Turkish, and Uzbek.
  • Until 1926, Azeri was written in Arabic script, which then was replaced by the Latin alphabet and in 1939 by Cyrillic.

adjective

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Relating to the Azeris or their language.
Example sentences
  • But the consortium of oil companies, called Azerbaijan International Operating Company, claimed that they paid Azeri leaders for the same block $400 million in bonuses.
  • Because of decades of Soviet rule, she said, few Azeris have a sound knowledge of Islam, although Islam remains an integral part of Azeri identity.
  • In the absence of Kazak oil the commercial viability of Baku-Jeyhan will continue to rest solely on the availability of additional Azeri oil.

Origin

from Turkish azerî.

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