[ah-zer-bahy-jah-nee, az-er-bahy-jan-ee]
noun, plural A·zer·bai·ja·nis, (especially collectively) A·zer·bai·ja·ni for 1, 2.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Azerbaijan.
  2. a member of an Azerbaijani-speaking people of Azerbaijan and of the Iranian provinces of Azerbaijan.
  3. the Turkic language of the Azerbaijani, written with Cyrillic letters in Azerbaijan and with Arabic letters in Iran.
Also A·zer·bai·ja·ni·an.

Origin of Azerbaijani

1885–90; Azerbaijan + -i suffix of membership Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for azerbaijani


  1. plural -ni or -nis a native or inhabitant of AzerbaijanSometimes shortened to: Azeri
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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