Azerbaijani, North


  • Language: Azerbaijani, North
  • Alternate names: Azerbaijan, Azerbaydzhani, Azeri Turk
  • Language code: azj
  • Language family: Turkic, Common Turkic, Oghuz, Nuclear Oghuz, Central Oghuz, Modern Azeric
  • Number of speakers: 7350000
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    Azerbaijani or Azeri, also referred to as Azerbaijani Turkic or Azerbaijani Turkish, is a Turkic language spoken primarily by the Azerbaijani people, who live mainly in the Republic of Azerbaijan where the North Azerbaijani variety is spoken, and in the Azerbaijan region of Iran, where the South Azerbaijani variety is spoken. Although there is a very high degree of mutual intelligibility between both forms of Azerbaijani, there are significant differences in phonology, lexicon, morphology, syntax and sources of loanwords.

    The Azerbaijani Verb

    Azerbaijani is an agglutinative language and thus modifies and produces words through the use of suffixes. This suffixation process is used to form various tenses (i.e., past, present, future, etc.) by adding personal verbal suffixes to the base form of a verb.