- Also Az·er·bai·dzhan. Formerly Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in Transcaucasia, N of Iran and W of the Caspian Sea. 33,430 sq. mi. (86,600 sq. km). Capital: Baku.
- a region of NW Iran, divided into two provinces in 1938: East Azerbaijan (Capital: Tabriz) and West Azerbaijan (Capital: Orumiyeh).
Examples from the Web for azerbaijan
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The Fashion Beast Team
January 15, 2013
The horses from Oman were flown over in two planeloads, while a team from Azerbaijan drove to Windsor in a 17-day road trip.First Major Jubilee Show Kicks Off in Windsor
May 11, 2012
(Agencies, Ynet) Israel denies it has access to Azerbaijan air bases (Haaretz) For the full News from Israel.What Azeri Air Bases?
April 24, 2012
Spain, France, Croatia, even Azerbaijan, were quick to the rescue.Israel's Inferno
December 5, 2010
The next place to watch for riots, or other kind of Russian meddling, is unknown, but my money is on Azerbaijan.The Afghanistan-Kyrgyzstan Connection
June 19, 2010
Azerbaijan is an appanage of the Vali Ahd (the Persian heir-apparent).
Heir-Apparent of Persia; Azerbaijan is his hereditary province.
He hastened to Azerbaijan, where the same success attended him.
Azerbaijan (a˙-zer-bī-jn), a province of North-Western Persia; area, 40,000 sq. miles; pop.
Sirab rugs are woven in the village of that name in the district of Azerbaijan.Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern
Rosa Belle Holt
- a republic in NW Asia: the region was acquired by Russia from Persia in the early 19th century; became the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic in 1936 and gained independence in 1991; consists of dry subtropical steppes around the Aras and Kura rivers, surrounded by the Caucasus; contains the extensive Baku oilfields. Language: Azerbaijani (or Azeri). Religion: Shiite Muslim. Currency: manat. Capital: Baku. Pop: 9 590 159 (2013 est). Area: 86 600 sq km (33 430 sq miles)
- a mountainous region of NW Iran, separated from the republic of Azerbaijan by the Aras River: divided administratively into Eastern Azerbaijan and Western Azerbaijan . Capitals: Tabriz and Orumiyeh. Pop: 2 119 524 (2002 est)
Word Origin and History for azerbaijan
country name, of unknown origin, perhaps from Old Persian Aturpatakan, from Greek Atropatene, from the Persian satrap Atropates, who ruled there in the time of Alexander the Great; or from local azer "fire" + baydjan (Iranian baykan) "guardian," in reference to fire-worship.