Azerbaijani language

Turkic language
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The Azerbaijani language, also called Azeri, is a Turkic language that is spoken in Azerbaijan and northwestern Iran. Azerbaijani is the official language of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani
Azərbaycan dili
Азәрбајҹан дили
آذربایجان دیلی
Pronunciation/azærbajʤan dili/
Native to Iran,
 Azerbaijan,
also in parts of neighboring countries such as:
 Georgia,
 Russia,
 Iraq[source?],
 Turkey,
 Ukraine
Native speakers
25 million [1]
Latin alphabet for North Azerbaijani in Azerbaijan, Perso-Arabic script for South Azerbaijani in Iran, and, formerly, Cyrillic alphabet for North Azerbaijani (Azerbaijani variants)
Official status
Official language in
 Azerbaijan (North Azerbaijani),
Iraq (South Azerbaijani; official in areas where Iraqi Turkmen form a majority)[source?]
Language codes
ISO 639-1az
ISO 639-2aze
ISO 639-3aze
Idioma azerí.png
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Azerbaijani is also spoken in Dagestan (a republic of Russia), south-eastern and eastern Georgia, north eastern Turkey and in some parts of Ukraine and in northwestern Iran. In Dagesten, there are over 30 different languages, and Russian is used as a lingua franca.

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