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  Azerbaijani language, alphabets and pronunciation
Azerbaijani is a Turkic language with about 8 million speakers in Azerbaijan, 32 million speakers in north-western Iran, and a further 6 million speakers in Georgia and Russian Dagestan.
The Arabic script was introduced to the Azerbaijan region in the 7th century and continued to be used to write Azerbaijani until the 1920s.
In Iran the Azerbaijani language has always been written with a version of the Arabic script and is know as Azeri Turk.
www.omniglot.com /writing/azeri.htm   (592 words)

  
  Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani is spoken by over 32 million people in Iran, Azerbaijan, in some areas of the Caucasus, as well as in Iraq and Turkey.
Azerbaijani speakers in Iran are often bilingual, with the result that their language also shows a strong imprint of Persian, in addition to Arabic.
Azerbaijani is considered to be a category II language in terms of difficulty for English speakers.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/march/Azerbaijani.html   (759 words)

  
 Azeri Turkic language
There are eight Azerbaijani dialect groups: the Eastern dialect group that includes the dialect spoken in the capital city, Baku; the Western dialect group that includes a dialect called Kazakh that differs from the language Kazakh; the Central dialect group; the Northern dialect group; and the Southern dialect group.
Azerbaijani is the main language of instruction; in 1988 three-quarters of pupils in general day school were taught in Azerbaijani.
Azerbaijani is the least russified of all the Turkic languages spoken in the former USSR, and since 1970 there has been a slow campaign to purge it of Russian words.
www.arizonapersian.com /iranopinion/_disc8/0000016f.htm   (1057 words)

  
 Azerbaijani language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some dialects of the language are spoken in many parts of Iran (but most notably in the northwestern areas, known as Iranian Azerbaijan), where it is the most dominant language and lingua franca for minority languages to the area such as Kurdish, Armenian and Taleshi.
In addition, Azerbaijani is mutually intelligible with other Oghuz languages, which include the Turkish language as it is spoken in Turkey, the Caucasus, Cyprus, the Balkans, Iraq, Syria, and Western Europe, as well as the Turkmen language.
Azerbaijani became a literary language early on, with some works from as early as the 11th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Azerbaijani_language   (1078 words)

  
 CRC activities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
During 1996-1997, 23.919 pupils were taught the Talysh language, 16.350 pupils the Lezghin language, 1.090 pupils the Tsakhur language, 4.082 pupils the Avar language, 517 pupils the Udin language and 162 pupils the Khynalyg language.
The Turkic language as the state language of the republic is used in all spheres of political, economic, public, scientific and cultural life and functions for international communication on the territory of the republic.
The legal status, the sphere of language usage in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the principles of the adoption of languages spoken by peoples living on its territory are determined by the supreme bodies of state power of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
crc.aznet.org /crc/SLD001.HTM   (4113 words)

  
 Azeri Information Center - azeri music
Some dialects of the language are spoken in many parts of Iran (but most notably in the northwestern areas, known as Southern Azerbaijan or Iranian Azerbaijan), where it is the most dominant language and lingua franca for minority languages to the area such as Kurdish, Armenian and Taleshi.
Famous literacy works in Azerbaijani are The book of Dede Qorqud (which UNESCO celebrated its 1300th anniversary in 1998, written in an early Oghuz Turkic dialect), Koroğlu, Leyli and Mejnun, and Heydar Babaya Salam.
The Azerbaijani azeri christians speakers in Iran have always continued to use the Arabic alphabet, although the spelling and orthography is not yet standardized.
www.scipeeps.com /Sci-Official_Languages_A_-_C/Azeri.html   (699 words)

  
 Overview of the Azerbaijani Language to Help You Learn Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani is spoken in the Republic of Azerbaijan (where it is the official language) and in some of the surrounding areas.
One of this language's distinguishing features is that it has used three different alphabets within the last 100 years.
This principle, which is present in most Turkic languages, dictates that whenever a grammatical suffix is added to a word, the vowel in the suffix must conform to the vowel category in the last syllable of the word.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/Azerbaijani/overview.htm   (638 words)

  
 Azerbaijani Translation Services - Translators English/AzerbaijaniGreen Crescent Translations
Azerbaijani, also called Filipino, is the dominant language of the Philippines (with Cebuano being a close second).
The Azerbaijani language was officially renamed Filipino in 1961 in an attempt to further a common Filipino national identity.
Filipino is taught in all schools and is gaining acceptance as a second language by the linguistically diverse population of the Philippines where a total of 172 indigenous languages and dialects are used.
www.greentranslations.com /azerbaijani-translation.html   (236 words)

  
 Azerbaijani language resources
The official language of Azerbaijan is Azerbaijani, a member of the Oguz subdivision of the Turkic language family, and is spoken by around 95% of the republic’s population, as well as about a third...
Azerbaijani Oil When the original production sharing agreements (PSAs) for the AIOC fields were signed in 1994, the agreement stipulated that an export system should be in place by mid-1999 to...
Iranian Azerbaijanis often call it Türki.[1] Some dialects of the language are spoken in many parts of Iran (but most notably in the northwestern areas, known as Iranian Azerbaijan), where it is the most dominant language and lingua franca for minority languages to the area such as Kurdish, Armenian and Taleshi.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Azerbaijani.html   (1283 words)

  
 Qafqaz Universiteti
Azerbaijani Language and Literature Students study Azerbaijani as their primary language.
Turkish Language and Literature students are also offered Calligraphy and Azerbaijani Language lessons to have an understanding of the old script and the present language.
Arabic Language, considered by many as one of the mysterious and rich languages of the East, is one of the keys of the great oriental culture.
www.qafqaz.edu.az /index.php?z=34   (549 words)

  
 Azerbaijani Translation Service - English to Azerbaijani Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Language is a living thing it develops and changes constantly.
Distinctive linguistic differences between the Azerbaijani of the former USSR (North) and Iranian Azerbaijani (South) in phonology, lexicon, morphology, syntax, and loanwords.
There is a gradual transition of dialects from Turkish to Azerbaijani from central to western Turkey.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/azerbaijani_translation.shtml   (595 words)

  
 Azerbaijani Translation. Azerbaijani to English Translation and Localization For Documents, Websites and Software
With a large network of in-country, bilingual Azerbaijani translators, WorldLingo can respond quickly and effectively to your Azerbaijani language translation needs.
WorldLingo's Azerbaijani translation teams are professional linguists performing translation from English to Azerbaijani and Azerbaijani to English for a range of documents in various industries including:
Each WorldLingo Azerbaijani translator is selected based on their experience and special areas of expertise.
www.worldlingo.com /en/languages/azerbaijani_translation.html   (304 words)

  
 12.3 UCLA - New Azerbaijani Language Course   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) is offering a new course-Elementary Azerbaijani-for Fall Quarter 2004, beginning September 30 and continuing for 10 weeks.
Azerbaijani is the principal Turkic language of the Caucasus region and the official language of more than 8 million people of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The instructor for the course is Dr. Kurtulush Oztupchu, author of Elementary Azerbaijani, the only major grammar text that exists in English for the Azerbaijani language.
www.azer.com /aiweb/categories/magazine/ai123_folder/123_articles/123_ucla_azeri.html   (213 words)

  
 U.S.ENGLISH Foundation Official Language Research - Georgia: Language in everyday life
Georgian is the mandatory language in the educational system but there are schools with instruction in Russian, Armenian, Azerbaijani language.
The Azerbaijani language is taught at the Department of Oriental Studies of Tbilisi State University.
The Greek language is taught in schools and places of their concentrated settlement as well as in groups existing within the communities.
www.us-english.org /foundation/research/olp/viewResearch.asp?CID=58&TID=6   (1496 words)

  
 Azerbaijan - Language, Religion, and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The official language is Azerbaijani, a Turkic tongue belonging to the southern branch of the Altaic languages.
The Azerbaijani language is part of the Oghuz, or Western Turkic, group of Turkic languages, together with Anatolian Turkish (spoken in Turkey) and Turkmen (spoken in Turkmenistan).
Most Azerbaijani intellectuals ultimately rejected switching to Arabic, however, noting that Iran had not allowed proper study of the Azerbaijani language in northern Iran.
countrystudies.us /azerbaijan/19.htm   (459 words)

  
 Learn Azerbaijani Online - Write or Speak in Azerbaijani Language Exchange
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
Add your profile to the language exchange community and let others contact you to for language exchange learning.
www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Azerbaijani.asp   (788 words)

  
 Middle East Information Center
It's called az?rbaycan in Azerbaijani.?Some dialects of the language are spoken in many parts of Iran (but most notably in the northwestern areas, known as the Iranian Azarbaijan), where it is the most popular minority language and there are more speakers than any other country in the world.
Most Iranians casually call the language turki or torki, distinguishing it from the Turkey's official language, Turkish, by calling the latter a term which can be translated as Istanbul Turkish.
Famous literacy works in Azerbaijani are The book of Dede Qorqud (which UNESCO celebrated its 1300th anniversary in 1998, some linguists believe it to be written in an early Ottoman dialect), Koroğlu, Leyli and Mejnun, and Heydar Babaya Salam.
www.middleeastinfo.org /forum/index.php?showtopic=5067   (681 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for language code:azj
The Qazakh dialect is not related to the Kazakh language.
North and South Azerbaijani are spoken by one ethnic group.
Each language group is reluctant to accept the written form of the other.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=azj   (239 words)

  
 Azeri language resources
The historical, cultural, and social roots of the language, a map showing where it is spoken, basic...
The Azerbaijani language unifies Azeris and is mutually intelligible with Turkmen and Turkish (including the dialects spoken by the Turkomans of Iraq and by the Qashqai).
All of these languages are traced to the Turkic Oghuz, who moved into the Caucasus from Central Asia in the 11th century.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Azeri.html   (1411 words)

  
 Azerbaijan - the Language - Azeri - Azerbaijani - Azerb.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In Azerbaijan it is the first language of about 6 million people and in Iran is spoken by a much larger population.
Azeri is a Turkic language, belonging to the southern branch of the Altaic language family (therefore non Indo-European).
The Azeri language is part of the Oghuz, or Western Turkic, group of Turkic languages, together with Anatolian Turkish (spoken in Turkey) and Turkmen (spoken in Turkmenistan).
geo.ya.com /travelimages/az-lang.html   (800 words)

  
 Azerbaijani language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Azerbaijanian language, also called Azeri, Azari, Azeri Turkish, or Azerbaijanian Turkish, is the official language of Republic of Azerbaijan.
Some dialects of the language are spoken in many parts of Iran (but most notably in the northwestern areas, known as the Iranian Azerbaijan), where it is the most popular minority language and there are more speakers than any other country in the world.
Main article: Azerbaijani literature Classical literature in Azerbaijanian was formed in 11th century based on Tabrizi and Shervani dialects (these dialects were used by classical Azerbaijani writers Nasimi, Fizuli, and Khatai).
azerbaijani-language.kiwiki.homeip.net   (613 words)

  
 Turkish Weekly Articles - A Briefview on history, dialect and folklore of Iraqi Turkmans 2
Although the Ottoman Turkish language was accepted as the literary language at that time, the spoken language and the folklore closely reflects Azerbaijani language and folklore (69, 14; 22, 329).
Interestingly, the history of literary language of Azerbaijan indicates that our literary language included numerous elements of the dialects of Southern Azerbaijan and Baghdad (Kirkuk) in XV-XVI centuries, and Kirkuk dialect was categorized in the Southern branch and dialects of Azerbaijani language (12, 37; 13, 43; 62, 17; 42, 85).
The mutual relations of the azerbaijani and Iraqi-Turkman folklores were brought to light through parallels, comparisons of the patterns that derived from the same root and the categorization of the current genres were done through the latest achievements of the folklore studies (5; 34; 47; 48; 57; 58; 59; 61; 80; 81), etc.
www.turkishweekly.net /articles.php?id=95   (4148 words)

  
 Overview of the Azerbaijani Language to Help You Learn Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani is also sometimes referred to as Azeri or Azeri Turkish.
Azerbaijani verbs are conjugated to show tense, mood, and person.
Regular practice is important to learn to speak Azerbaijani well.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/azerbaijani/overview.htm   (638 words)

  
 8.1 Protecting the Azerbaijani Language: Parliament Considers Laws on Language Usage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Parliament is considering legislation to facilitate the transition to the Latin script and to strengthen the use of the Azeri language throughout society.
Proposed legislation would honor the languages of national minorities and ethnic groups but require the use of Azeri as a means of communication on the State level.
Usage rules for the spoken language would be confirmed by the same body and, though not imposed, would be used as criteria by which to judge an individual's cultural level.
www.azeri.org /Azeri/az_english/81_folder/81_articles/81_parliament.html   (920 words)

  
 Learn Azerbaijani, Azerbaijani Windows, Azerbaijani Office, Azerbaijani Software, Azerbaijani Dictionary, Azerbaijani ...
Azerbaijani is spoken both in both Azerbaijan (capital: Baku) and Iran, on the west bank of the Caspian Sea.
In the former it is spoken by about 6 million people and is the offical language of the country.
Azerbaijani is a Turkic language and thus part of the Altaic family.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Azerbaijani.htm   (259 words)

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