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n. pl. A·zer·is
1. A member of a traditionally Shiite Muslim people of Azerbaijan and adjacent areas of Armenia and northern Iran; an Azerbaijani.
2. The Azerbaijani language.

[Turkish azerî, from Persian āzarī, from āzarbaijān, northwest Iran, from Arabization of Persian āzarbāyigān, alteration of āzarbādgān, from Middle Iranian āturpātakān, ultimately after Aturpāt, Atropates, the satrap of Media who became an ally of Alexander the Great and founded a dynasty that ruled northwest Iran, from the Old Iranian name Atərəpāta-, literally "protected by fire" : *ātar-, fire; see āter in Indo-European roots + pāta-, protected (from pā-, to protect); see pā- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Peoples) short for Azerbaijani1
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(ˌæz ər baɪˈdʒɑ ni, ˌɑ zər-)

also Az`er•bai•ja′ni•an,

n., pl. -ja•nis also -ja•ni•ans,
adj. n.
1. a member of a Turkic people living mainly in Azerbaijan and NW Iran.
2. the Turkic language of the Azerbaijanis.
3. of or pertaining to Azerbaijan, its people, or their language.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Azeri - an ethnic group living in Azerbaijan
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
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azerbaidžanilainenazeriazerin kieli
Azerazerski jezik
azerbaidžaniečiaiazerbaidžaniečiųazerbaidžaniečių kalbaazerbaidžanietėazerbaidžanietės
azerazerălimba azeră


A. ADJazerí
B. N
1. (= person) → azerí mf
2. (Ling) → azerí m
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Abbas Lesani, an Azeri ethnic rights activist, is on trial for advocating state recognition of his mother tongue and making a speech at a friend's wedding calling for an end to discrimination against Azeris in Iran.
Azeris living mostly in Iran's East and West Azerbaijan, Ardebil and Zanjan provinces.
"None of Armenian servicemen captured by Azeris so far has been subjected to criminal prosecution," the DM said.
Armenian serviceman Hakob Injighulyan got lost on the Armenian-Azeri border and was captured by Azeris on Aug 7-8 night.
In this period of Arab conquest, the cultural life in Aran / Artsakh did not cease and in the eighth century a distinctive local Christian culturewas shaped, as opposed to the Islamization of the surrounding nations, including the Turkic ancestors of modern Azeris that arrived in the region three centuries later.
The Soviet census of 1989, however, showed the reduction of Armenians in the NKAO, which had in 1989 a population of 200,000 people, of which 75 per cent were Armenians and 23 per cent Azeris. The Karabakh Armenians, pointing to the complete disappearance of Armenians from Nakhichevan, claimed that they too were subjected to a purposeful policy of displacement.
While inter-ethnic violence in this region had increased at an alarming rate during the late 1980s, the declared secession of Nagorno-Karabakh sparked an all-out war between the Azeris and Armenians.
By the time the international community successfully brokered a ceasefire in 1994, an estimated 30,000 people had been killed, 100,000 wounded and some 1.3 million civilians (1 million Azeris and 300,000 Armenians) had been forcibly displaced from their homes.
An Iranian newspaper has enraged the country's Azeri minority with a cartoon that seemed to ridicule them, sparking protests in at least two cities where many Azeris live.
Though having no such law so far the Azeris have still been very negative to people visiting Nagorno-Karabakh.
Many Iranian Azeris do not seek separation from Iran but do want to see more use of the Azeri language and more attention paid to Azeri history.
(Azeri started the 20th century being written in Arabic, before switching initially to an adapted Latin-based system after the communist revolution in 1920s.