Definition of Azerbaijani in English:

Azerbaijani

Syllabification: A·zer·bai·ja·ni
Pronunciation: /ˌazərbīˈjänē, ˌäzər-
 
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noun (plural Azerbaijanis)

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Azerbaijan or a person of Azerbaijani descent.
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    • Under the Russian Empire, Azerbaijanis were known collectively as Tatars and/or Muslims, together with the rest of the Turkic population in that area.
    • Western television programs are well liked among the Azerbaijanis, as are Russian and Turkish programs.
    • There are at least thirty-five non-Turkish ethnic groups, including other Turkic peoples who speak different Turkic languages, such as the Uygurs, Kirgiz, Kazaks, Uzbeks, Balkar, and Azerbaijanis.
  • 2The Turkic language of Azerbaijan.
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    • Azeri (also referred to as Azeri Turkish) or Azerbaijani is a Turkic language in the Altaic family; it belongs to the southwestern Oguz group, together with Anatolian Turkish, Turkmen, and Gagauz.
    • The accusations from a Turkish-American who speaks Azerbaijani, Farsi, Turkish and English will reignite the controversy over whether the administration ignored warnings.
    • She worked as a contract linguist for the F.B.I. for about six months, translating material in Turkish, Persian and Azerbaijani.

adjective

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  • Relating to Azerbaijan, its people, or their language.
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    • Yusuf, the son of Azerbaijani parents, grew up Britain and studied classical music at the Royal Academy.
    • She also notes that several top officials hold dual U.S.- Azerbaijani citizenship.
    • THE Azerbaijani government yesterday announced seven days of mourning to honour former president Geidar Aliev and said he would be buried in a state funeral in the capital Baku tomorrow.

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