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  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 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.
It is a Turkic language of Oghuz branch, closely related to Turkish and also historically influenced by Persian and Arabic languages.
The term "Azeri language" is also sometimes used to refer to a dialect of the Tat language spoken in Azerbaijan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Azeri_language   (713 words)

 Azeri language, alphabets and pronunciation
Azeri or 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.
In Iran the Azeri language has always been written with a version of the Arabic script and is know as Azeri Turk.
Azeri, Kazak, Kyrghyz, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Uyghur, Uzbek, Yakut
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Azerbaijani, also known as Azeri, is a Turkic language that is closely related to Turkish and influenced by Persian and Arabic.
It is also the official language of the Republic of Azerbaijan, one of the former Soviet Republics in the Caucasus where it is spoken by over 6 million people.
Azerbaijani is considered to be a category II language in terms of difficulty for English speakers.
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Azeri is spoken by approximately 7 million people in Azerbaijan as well as in the former USSR, in southern Dagestan, along the Caspian coast, and beyond the Caucasus Mountains.
It is the Azeri Shah, Ismail Shah Safavi who in 1490 made Shia Islam the official religion of his empire, and thus it became a basis of national identity for Iranian unity, as whether Azeri Turk or Persian, both were united by their common faith.
Further Azeri dynasties appeared in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan as the Moghul emperors, descendents of the Qizilbashi warriors sent to the region to defend Iran from an eastern invasion, these warriors asserted their power and perhaps the most famous of them was Jahan Shah, the builder of the Taj Mahal.
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 Azeri Turkic language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The main religion of the Azerbaijani is Islam, and like other Islamic peoples their language has been influenced to a considerable extent by Arabic, especially in terms of vocabulary, the sound system, and grammar.
The earliest writer in Azerbaijani wrote during the sixteenth century; Fuzuli was the author of the mystical epic Leyla ile Mecnun.
Azerbaijani is the main language of instruction; in 1988 three-quarters of pupils in general day school were taught in Azerbaijani.
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 Azerbaijan - the Language - Azeri - Azerbaijani - Azerb.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Azeri speakers live mainly in the northwest part of Iran, also known as Azerbaijan, usually mentioned as "Southern Azerbaijan".
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).
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 MAR | Data | Chronology for Russians in Azerbaijan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This "occupation" is said to have been a major irritant to Azeris as the measures of the OMON forces were said to have been harsh and invasive.
Meanwhile, the Soviet authorities institute the "government Azeri language plan" which is designed to stimulate the use of Azeri over Russian and to provide avenues for non-Azeri speakers to learn Azeri.
Azeri leaders warned that alleged clandestine Russian arms shipments to Armenia "could lead to a new large scale war in the [Caucasus] region" and demanded that the weapons be returned to Moscow.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/chronology.asp?groupId=37303   (3502 words)

 The Language Movement of Pakistan
Promoting native languages to become the official languages of their respective provinces or districts is the best solution to the problem.
Languages that lack the essentials of today's constantly changing modern world can simply be further developed to meet the demands via proper linguistic institutions.
Therefore, the British and their English language are not the true heritage of Pakistanis, but instead they are the bitter legacy of foreign subjugation and plunder.
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 Information center of emigrant azari Iranians
In fact, they encouraged Persian literature, they encouraged Persian language, and perhaps they wanted to create a kind of barrier, a kind of stronghold against the Arab influence, and it was that through the language which was being spoken in those days by the inhabitants, they could actually do that.
For many years of course the language of the army, the language of the court, the language of the administration was actually Turkish-Persian.
The language of the top-most creature on this pyramid of masculine history, so he’s on the top, he’s the king; this is his language and is forced down to the lower levels.
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 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although the origin of the Azerbaijani (also known as the Azeri) is unclear, the region and the people have been the focus of numerous invasions throughout their history.
Azeri serves as the somewhat hybrid, yet common, language of eastern Transcaucasus, southern Dagestan, and northwestern Iran.
Azeri shi'ism is a reflection of the historical ties that exist between Azerbaijan and Iran.
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 8.1 Changes in Azerbaijan's Educational Landscape - Isgandar Isgandarov, Deputy Minister of Education
Though Azeri used to be "on the books" as one of our national languages during the latter years of Soviet rule, still Russian was much more dominant, especially among the individuals who held the highest professional positions.
Of course, the Azeri language was taught even at the Russian schools, but mostly on a formal level, not at a very profound level.
In fact, the Ministry of Education itself stated that failure to pass exams in Azeri would not be held against students, as the study of Azeri in Russian-track schools was voluntary.
www.azer.com /aiweb/categories/magazine/81_folder/81_articles/81_education.html   (1685 words)

The Azeri language belongs to the southwestern (Oguz) branch of the Turkic language family.
Azeri has a written tradition that dates back to the fourteenth century.
A number of Azeri newspapers are published in Armenia to serve the needs of the communities.
www.flw.com /languages/azeri.htm   (98 words)

 Language of Azeri People and Pan-Turkism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Relying on what Ibn Muqaffa' said, he opined that Dari was the language of courtiers while Farsi was the language of priests and scientists and the language of people of Fars; Khuzi was the language that kings and dignitaries used in their intimate talks.
Masoudi believed that Pahlavi, Dari and Azeri were of the same origin and combination of their works was the same and all of them were considered among Farsi dialects.
Undoubtedly, the dialect of Azeri Pahlavi was spoken in Azerbaijan until the advent of Safavid period, but it became obsolete in villages and cities since the middle of the Safavid period and only remained in hard-to-pass regions.
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 The Azeri Question in Iran:
This problem is further exxareggated by the fact that, the Azeris are themselves a divided nation, separated by the borders of Iran and the Azerbaijani republic.
The Azeri language had been removed from official use in all areas, including, schools, courts, government structures, and the army.
The extent and intensity of the Azeri question, that is, cultural autonomy, national-territorial autonomy or the demands for full independence will depend on the influence and integrity of ethnic forces, the extent of support for national ideals and finally, foreign factors.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/usazerb/334.htm   (1691 words)

 THE IRANIAN: Iran'z Azeris, Megabiz Irani
As an Azeri who was born and raised in Tehran, I remember how native Tehranis would ask my father about his accent to be sure he was a Turk; his response was always negative.
He would say "I am an Azeri not a Turk!" Proud of his Azeri heritage yet he never forced me to learn his mother tongue; he believed it was a sub-Turkic dialect that had penetrated into Azeri.
Farsi itself is a version of Pahlavi language spoken in Parthian and Sasanid era, which was first developed in Eastern Iran after Arab-Muslim invasion and later was adopted by all Iranians.
www.iranian.com /Opinion/2003/August/Azeri7   (1118 words)

 Articles - Iranian languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Iranian language group is part of the generally agreed-upon superstock of the Indo-Iranian language subfamily and accounts for some of the oldest-recorded Indo-European languages, and as Gathic Avestan and Vedic Sanskrit, along with Greek and Hittite, are the first to be written languages.
The Indo-Iranian languages probably originated in Central Asia; the Andronovo culture is the near-universally preferred candidate for the common Indo-Iranian culture ca.
The imperial period of the Iranian languages is that of the Persian Empire, particularly the Achaemenid dynasty.
www.lastring.com /articles/Iranian_languages?mySession=f09be93ece60b20741fb4090a7ba8860   (927 words)

Numerous languages are spoken in Iran, yet all of them originate from the same linguistic roots.
The Iranian language group is part of a larger Indo-Iranian language subfamily and accounts for some of the oldest-recorded Indo-European languages.
He then adds that Dari is the official language of the royal courts and the language of Khorasan and Balkh and eastern Iran; Parsi is the language of the Moobeds of Fars; Khuzi is the unofficial language of the royalty and comes from Khuzestan; and Seryani originates in Mesopotamia.
www.freecaviar.com /search.php?title=Iranian_languages   (790 words)

 Karabakh.org |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Azeri (Turk) language was the official and palace language of the country, Tabriz - a city in the Southern Azerbaijan, was its capital, the Azeri-Turks (at that time, also called sometimes the «Turkomans») comprised the major part of the political and military leadership of the State.
This language differs from the usual speaking language of the country population.
The Turkish language is spread in the palace and in the houses of high officials and respectable persons and as a result, it came out, that everyone, who wishes to gain the shah's respect speaks in this language»
www.karabakh.org /?id=3035&item=3   (509 words)

 OHCHR: Azeri/Azerbaijani (Cyrillic) () - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Traditionally, the language was written in the Arabic script, but in 1924 the Soviet government introduced the Roman script, and in 1940 the Cyrillic.
The Qazakh dialect is not especially related to the Kazakh language.
Azeri is also taught as a second language in Russian language schools.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/azb1.htm   (122 words)

 EurasiaNet Culture - Iran’s Azeri Question: What Does Iran’s Largest Ethnic Minority Want?
On April 9, he told an audience of policy-makers, diplomats, journalists and students at the Johns Hopkins University Central Asia-Caucasus Institute that a strong sense of Azerbaijani nationalism is growing in Iran, predicting the possibility of Azeri-led unrest unless the demands of this "movement" were met.
Chehregani also complained that Iran’s central government bans the use of Azeri language in schools, changes Azeri geographical names, harasses and imprisons Azeri cultural activists and underreports the Azeri population, which he claims is 35 million (which would make it an ethnic majority).
Today, the Azeri city of Tabriz is widely acknowledged as the host of the most active and progressive student democracy movement outside of Tehran, carrying on a long tradition of Tabriz-Tehran nationalist-democratic opposition dating back to Iran’s 1905-11 Constitutional Revolution.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/culture/articles/eav041503.shtml   (1114 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The name "Azeri" is thought to have come from the fourth century ruler, Atropat, who governed the area that is now northwestern Iran.
While the origins of the Azeri are unclear, we do know that they have been subjected to numerous invasions throughout history.
The homeland of the Azeri was first conquered by the Persians in the sixth century B.C. Islam was introduced into the area during the seventh century A.D., and has been practiced there ever since.
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 Learning Azeri / Azerbaijan Language - Azerb.com - Azeri for travellers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This page presents a set of words and expressions in the Azeri language of use to the foreign traveller in Azerbaijan.
There are some particularities in the Azeri Latin alphabet, specially the inverted "e", which caused a lot of debate and problems for computer implementation.
The remaining non standard characters can be found in other languages, but as a further distinction it should be noted that the the traditional alphabetic order is not respected, with "X" coming after "H" and "Q" after "K".
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We must remember that there is no “right” or “objective” choice in selecting our national language, as the enhonium and lingvonium choice of the historical fate of a people needs to not only reflect the opinion of the scientist-linguist, but also the conscious opinion of the people at that moment.
Mirza Jalil was not just the greatest Azeri writer of twentieth century, but was also among the top scholars on national Azeri consciousness; he was one of the most fearless people because he was not frightened to look into the dark abyss of our national soul.
Because the Azeri Soviet people had a recognized, defined border in April 1920, an Azeri boy (myself) felt hostility towards the culture which was not Soviet in character.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/usazerb/221.htm   (1563 words)

 Shop of children's literature on azeri - azerbaijani language of TUTU Publishing House
Here you can choose and purchase beautiful children books in Azeri language (Latin script), audiocassettes with the professionally performed fairy-tales from our books.
TUTU is the only publishing house in Azerbaijan, which produces the world class children's literature in Azeri language in Latin script.
If you are interested in the children's literature in Azeri language you probably have already heard about us.
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 Semed Emi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Samad Behrangi, or as the Azeri children used to call him, Semed Emi, was the educator par-excellence.
And this language, this foreign and alien language they had to learn by way of a “parrot method.” That is to say, the pupils were to imitate the pronunciation of their teacher.
There in Azerbaijan, the language of people was different than the language of the socalled ‘Nation.’ Here, the real language of the people was banned and the artificial language of ‘the Nation’ was an alien language.
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 OUR CENTURY — WEEKLY NEWSPAPER — INTERNET VERSION — FIRST PAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In particularly, the decree marks that the norms of literary Azeri language is not always followed by mass media, official correspondence and clerical work.
In the decree a special attention is paid to the unsatisfactory level of the Azeri language in the foreign political sphere, and especially foreign embassies and companies operating in Azerbaijan.
Mr.Ali Akhani expressed his gratitude to the Azeri party for the hospitality and the well organised 15 June IV session of the Special Working Group held in Baku at the level of deputies Foreign Ministers of Caspian states for defining the Caspian legal status.
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Besides, the authorities are banning the use of the Azeri language in newspapers in Azerbaijani-populated provinces.
At the same time, Azerbaijanis are raising the question of organizing television and radio broadcasts in the Azeri language and Azeri-language education at Tabriz University.
Today, representatives of Iran's Azerbaijani intelligentsia are accusing the central authorities of persecuting those struggling for cultural rights, changing Azeri geographical names, prohibiting the registration of children with Azeri names, propagandizing the fact that Azerbaijanis are ethnic Persians who have changed their language under pressure from Turkic nomads.
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 Azeri courses: Azeri course, Azeri courses in London
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