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Azerbaijani

[ah-zer-bahy-jah-nee, az-er-bahy-jan-ee] /ˌɑ zər baɪˈdʒɑ ni, ˌæz ər baɪˈdʒæn i/
noun, plural Azerbaijanis (especially collectively) Azerbaijani for 1, 2.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Azerbaijan.
2.
a member of an Azerbaijani-speaking people of Azerbaijan and of the Iranian provinces of Azerbaijan.
3.
the Turkic language of the Azerbaijani, written with Cyrillic letters in Azerbaijan and with Arabic letters in Iran.
Also, Azerbaijanian.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; Azerbaijan + -i suffix of membership
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British Dictionary definitions for Azerbaijani

Azerbaijani

/ˌæzəbaɪˈdʒɑːnɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) -ni, -nis. a native or inhabitant of Azerbaijan Sometimes shortened to Azeri
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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