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Azerbaijani is the only official language in Azerbaijan and is spoken by the majority of its population, however, a number of minority languages also exist in the country. The largest minority languages are: [1]

Lezgian - Spoken in Northern Azerbaijan [2]
Talysh - Spoken in Southern Azerbaijan [3]
Avar - Spoken North-western Azerbaijan [4]
Russian - A lingua franca of Azerbaijan (a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different) [5]
Tat - An endangered language [6]

Word List(s)[edit | edit source]

Azerbaijani

English Azerbaijani Phrases
Hi! Example
Good morning! salam
Good afternoon! Günortanız xeyir!
Good evening! axşamınız xeyir
Welcome! (to greet someone) xoş gəlmisiniz!
Hello my friend! salam dostum
How are you? (friendly) necesən
How are you? (polite) necəsiniz
I'm fine, thank you! sağolun yaxşıyam
And you? (friendly) bəs sən
And you? (polite) bəs siz
Good yaxşıyam
Not so good elə də yaxşı deyiləm
Thank you (very much)! (cox )sağol
You're welcome! (for "thank you") dəyməz
My pleasure Xoşdur!
Can you help me? Mənə kömək edə bilərsiz?
Can I help you? Mən sizə kömək edə bilərəm?
This is my wife Bu mənim həyat yoldaşımdır
This is my husband Bu mənim həyat yoldaşımdır

Lezgian or Lezgi

Talysh

Avar

Russian

Tat

Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Azerbaijani

Lezgian or Lezgi

Talysh

Avar

Russian

Tat

Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Azerbaijani

Lezgian or Lezgi

Talysh

Avar

Russian

Tat

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Languages of Azerbaijan," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Azerbaijan, accessed 4 Aug 2021.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Lezgian language," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lezgian_language, accessed 4 Aug 2021.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Talysh language," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talysh_language, accessed 4 Aug 2021.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Avar language," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avar_language, accessed 4 Aug 2021.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Russian language," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_language#:~:text=In%20Azerbaijan%2C%20Russian%20has%20no%20official%20status%2C%20but%20is%20a%20lingua%20franca%20of%20the%20country., accessed 4 Aug 2021.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Tat language (Caucasus)," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tat_language_(Caucasus), accessed 4 Aug 2021.