Definition of Azerbaijani in English:

Azerbaijani

adjective

  • Relating to Azerbaijan or its people or their language.

    • ‘The traditional start to an Azerbaijani meal is simplicity itself: fresh vegetables and herbs - radishes, spring onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, watercress, coriander, and so on.’
    • ‘Still she did not neglect her heritage, and the four works on this CD are a very attractive and convincing synthesis of Western innovation and experimentation, and Azerbaijani tradition.’
    • ‘Traditional carpet weaving is a large component of Azerbaijani commerce.’
    • ‘It's in the Soviet Caucasus, around the Azerbaijani city of Baku.’
    • ‘In the end, the camera pulls far back to reveal the entire, vividly colored Azerbaijani rug, which is rotated until only a thin line remains, then flipped to reveal the underside.’
    • ‘The abnormal object has caused interest not only by the people of Baku, but also Azerbaijani experts.’
    • ‘She also notes that several top officials hold dual U.S.- Azerbaijani citizenship.’
    • ‘Although his new job in London appeared less swashbuckling than his Azerbaijani adventures, he infused it with Bond-like flair.’
    • ‘The Improvised Music Company's world music season begins with an Azerbaijani singer, Alim Qasimov.’
    • ‘It would only prove profitable if, beside Azerbaijani oil, it were also used to carry oil from Kazakhstan, which is presently transported by ship or by a further pipeline via the Caspian Sea.’
    • ‘One of the most famous Azerbaijani legends is about an ancient tower, called Maiden's Tower.’
    • ‘THE Azerbaijani government yesterday announced seven days of mourning to honour former president Geidar Aliev and said he would be buried in a state funeral in the capital Baku tomorrow.’
    • ‘Yusuf, the son of Azerbaijani parents, grew up Britain and studied classical music at the Royal Academy.’
    • ‘The firm's Managing Director has just returned from a nine-week trip to the Azerbaijani capital Baku where he was involved in training oil workers.’
    • ‘The Azerbaijani soprano Elena Zelenskaya sings the title role.’

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Azerbaijan, or a person of Azerbaijani descent.

    • ‘The Azerbaijanis speak a Turkish dialect known as Azeri.’
    • ‘Studying at the Baku Conservatory, she became a masterful pianist, and introduced fellow Azerbaijanis to progressive or even avant-garde music that was unknown in the republic at the time.’
    • ‘Earlier this year, under Carlos Alberto, the Azerbaijanis embarked upon an unprecedented five-match unbeaten run - ended only by defeat in Austria last month.’
    • ‘There are at least thirty-five non-Turkish ethnic groups, including other Turkic peoples who speak different Turkic languages, such as the Uygurs, Kirgiz, Kazaks, Uzbeks, Balkar, and Azerbaijanis.’
    • ‘Under the Russian Empire, Azerbaijanis were known collectively as Tatars and/or Muslims, together with the rest of the Turkic population in that area.’
    • ‘Western television programs are well liked among the Azerbaijanis, as are Russian and Turkish programs.’
  • 2[mass noun] The Turkic language spoken by over 14 million people in Azerbaijan and adjacent regions.

    • ‘You can also find 270 pleases, 800 hellos and similar pages for other phrases; even if you have never felt the need to say good morning in Azerbaijani, this website is worth a visit.’
    • ‘Azeri (also referred to as Azeri Turkish) or Azerbaijani is a Turkic language in the Altaic family; it belongs to the southwestern Oguz group, together with Anatolian Turkish, Turkmen, and Gagauz.’
    • ‘He is fluent in Russian, Azerbaijani and Turkish and can communicate in another five languages from the Turkic linguistic family.’
    • ‘She worked as a contract linguist for the F.B.I. for about six months, translating material in Turkish, Persian and Azerbaijani.’
    • ‘The accusations from a Turkish-American who speaks Azerbaijani, Farsi, Turkish and English will reignite the controversy over whether the administration ignored warnings.’

Pronunciation:

Azerbaijani

/ˌazəbʌɪˈdʒɑːni/