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The Azerbaijani language – Professional translations

Where do people speak Azerbaijani?

Azerbaijani is one of the Turkic languages and is also called Azeri. It possesses a strong similarity to Turkish. It is the current official language of Azerbaijan and is also spoken by minorities in Iran. Nowadays, Azerbaijani is still spoken in many post-Soviet states. The language is still largely popular in Iran and Turkey as well. The Azerbaijani language can be split into two parts: North Azerbaijani, which was heavily under the influence of Russian, and South Azerbaijani, which was heavily under the influence of Persian. North Azerbaijani is still the primary language in Azerbaijan. However, South Azerbaijani is spoken across large parts of Iran and Turkey. There are numerous dialects within each division. Do you need a high-quality translation into or from Azerbaijani? Simply send us your text by email and you will receive a non-binding quote back from us.

History of Azerbaijani

Records show that Azerbaijani must have developed in approximately the eleventh century. The Ottoman Empire arose around the same time. This explains the many similarities shared by these languages. In light of the ongoing border conflicts with Russia and the later occupation by the Russian military, the language began to change. The Russian occupants relocated a large portion of the population. As a result, the country was divided into North and South. The North changed under the strong influence of the Russian occupation forces. Among other things, the Cyrillic alphabet was officially instituted there.

The South, however, experienced more of a Persian influence. The alphabet was also impacted by Persian. Thus North and South Azerbaijani came to be divided. Despite strong dissent from Russia, the Cyrillic alphabet was officially abolished. Since that time, Latin script has been required for official correspondence.

The Azerbaijani font over the course of time

Azerbaijani was originally written using the Persian alphabet. This alphabet is very similar to that of the Ottoman Turkish language. Many details of the Ottoman language are identical to their Azerbaijani counterparts. With the introduction of the standardized Turkish alphabet, they switched over to using Latin characters. Russian occupation facilitated mandatory Russian language learning. At that point, people began to write Azerbaijani using modified Cyrillic characters. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan became more focused on the Western States. They therefore became one of the first Turkic countries in the territory of the former Soviet Union to introduce the Western alphabet.

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