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Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili or ذربايجان ديلی)

The Azerbaijani language, also called Azeri, Azari, Azeri Turkic, or Azerbaijani Turkic, is a Turkic language spoken in Azerbaijan and northwestern Iran. North Azerbaijani is the official language of the Republic of Azerbaijan. North Azerbaijani is the name applied to this variety of Azerbaijani in ISO 639-3 (azj) and in Ethnologue, which is called Azərbaycan dili in Azerbaijan. This variety is also spoken in Russia's Republic of Dagestan, south-eastern and eastern Georgia, north eastern Turkey and in some parts of Ukraine.

South Azerbaijani is the variety of Azerbaijani spoken in northwestern Iran. Iranian Azerbaijanis often call it Azari, Türki or Türki Azari. This variety is mainly spoken in the northwest provinces as the dominant language and a lingua franca: East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan, Ardabil, Zanjan, and in some regions of Kordestan, Hamadan and Markazi. Many Azeris also live in Tehran, Karaj and other regions. Generally, Azeris in Iran have been, "a well integrated linguistic minority", according to academics such as anthropologist Patricia Higgins. South Azerbaijani is the name applied to this variety of Azerbaijani in ISO 639-3 (azb) and in Ethnologue.

Azerbaijani is a Turkic language of the Oghuz branch, closely related to Turkish. Azerbaijani is mutually intelligible with other Oghuz languages, which include Turkish and Turkmen. (Ref: Wikipedia)

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To find foods and food-related items in in Azerbaijani you may search by any sensible combination of the following terms:
Asia Asian Azari Aserbaidschanische Azerbaijan Azerbaijana Azerbaijani Azerbaican Azerbaicani Azerbaidjanais Azerbaiyano Azerbaycan Azerbaycani Azerbayjan Azerbayjani Azeri Caucasus Caucasia Caucasian Central Dili Farsee Farsi Iran Persia Turki Turkic Azərbaycan
ذربايجان ديلی

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with Persian and other languages. This is not intended to be offensive and I apologise to anyone who feels affronted. In the same way I have included 'Indian' in the search terms for foods of Sri Lanka, 'English' in searches of the food glossary for Welsh or Scottish; likewise for other Indian, African or South American food terms, where any of hundreds of languages may be in use. It is simply to aid the traveller, often ignorant of the finer detail.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of verjuice, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say
'azeri verjuice' and then click on 'Translate from English'.

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches, such as 'Farsi' or 'Persian', should help in a successful search.

Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.

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