Pronunciation: (ä"zur-bī-jä'nē, az"ur-bī-jan'ē), [key]
—pl. -ja•nis, (esp. collectively) -ja•ni 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,A"zer•bai•ja'ni•an.
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