Azärbaycanlı (Azerbaijani)

Azärbaycanlı (Azerbaijani) Türks (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycanlı; Arabic: آذربایجانلی) are an Oğuz Turkic speaking ethnic group that inhabit northwestern Iran and the Republic of Azärbaycan.

Etymology

 

Azärbaycan is etymologically derived from Old Persian *āturpat (𐎠𐎬𐎼𐎱𐎫) “protected by fire” and the Persian nominal suffix *-gān.

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