|Name of the language
||Other names of the language
Azerbaijan, Azerbaydzhani, Azeri Turk,Aceri
||Country where the language is spoken
||01.Does this language have other varieties? If so, what are these?
||The Azerbaijani language in the Republic of Azerbaijan has four varieties: East (Shirvan), West (Gazakh), South (Nakhichevan) and North (Guba). ||02.Does the language exist in a written form?
||Yes, it does. ||03.Is there standardisation of the language?
||Yes, it is literary language. ||04.Do you consider yourself a member of this linguistic community? If so, why?
||Yes I do. Because I was born in Azerbaijan and I am azerbaijani citizen. ||05.Where is this language spoken? What are its geographical boundaries?
||The azerbaijani language is spoken in the Republic of Azerbaijan, in the south of Azerbaijan (Islamic Republic of Iran), in the Russian Federation (Dagistan), in the east of Georgia. This language is also spoken between azerbaijanis who live in USA, Germany, the countries of Scandinavian peninsula, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhastan and in other countries. The azerbaijani-speaking population of these countries publish newspapers and books in their language. ||06.Have these geographical boundaries changed over the years? If so, how have they altered?
||Western Azerbaijan was seized by the Republic of Armenia after ethnic cleansing. ||07.What is the physical terrain of this area like?
|| ||08.Are any other languages spoken within the same territory? If so, what are these?
||The following languages are also spoken in the Republic of Azerbajan: Russian, Idish, Talish, Kurdish, Leiguinian, Avarian, Udinian, Khinaligian and others. ||09.Could you enclose a sketch or indicate the area in which this language is spoken? (if you wish, you can draw a sketch in the space on the next page)
|| ||10.What State(s) / country (ies) do/es the territory/ies where the language is spoken belong to?
||The territory where the Azerbaijani language is spoken belongs to the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Georgia. ||11.What is the total number of inhabitants (whether or not they speak this language) of this territory?
||Republic of Azerbaijan ( 8 milion). ||12.How many of the inhabitants understand, speak, read or write this language?
|| ||13.How many of the speakers are monolingual (use only this language)?
|| ||14.How many of the speakers are bilingual (use this and another language)? What other language(s) do they speak?
|| ||15.How many of the speakers are multilingual (speak this and more than one other language)? What other languages do they speak?
|| ||16.Are speakers of this language dispersed throughout the territory, or are they concentrated in specific population centres?
|| ||17.How has the number of speakers of this language evolved over time (increased, decreased or remained stable)?
||The number of speakers of this language has increased. ||18.Is the language passed down from generation to generation? If not, why not? What language is replacing it?
||The language passed down from generation to generation. ||19.Could you indicate how often the members of each generation use the language with other generations (old people with old people, young people with old people, etc) in their informal contacts (in the street, at home, in leisure time,...)?
|| ||20.ADo the speakers of other languages learn this language? In what
|| ||20.BDo the speakers of other languages speak this language? In what circumstances?
||Yes, they do. During training and communication. ||21.Is there any historical, political or economic factor which has affected the situation
||Restoration of independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan has positively affected the situation of this language. ||22.Has any other factor directly influenced the growth or threatened the future of the language (migration, temporary labour, deportations, wars...)?
||The war, deportation and occupation of the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan (up to 20%) by the Republic of Armenia and expulsion of azerbaijanis from Armenia have negatively affected the situation of this language. ||23.Is the language currently threatened? If so, what is the cause?
||At present, the language is out of danger. ||24.Is the community which speaks this language in danger? If so, what is the cause?
||Azerbaijani community from Armenia and azerbaijanis from the territories occupied by Armenia are at present regugees. ||25.Is there any internal migration (movement of the population within the territory)? Is there any external migration (movement out of the territory to others)? If so, what is the cause?
||There are internal and external migration. The causes of migration are aggression of the Republic of Armenia and low level of economic condition of population. ||26.What is the main economic activity of this community?
|| ||27.What is the influence of religion on this community?
||It unifies, gets closer and develops the community. ||28.Does the language have any official status (official, joint-official language, acceptance...)?
||Official state language. ||29.Is the language used in contact with the administration? Indicate whether its use in
||The language is used in contact with the administration in spoken and written forms. ||30.Is this language used in education (whether as the teaching medium or as a subject of study)? Indicate whether there is spoken and /or written use of the language in elementary and higher education.
||The language is used in elementary and higher education. ||31.Is this language used in the media (radio, newspapers and television...)?
||It is used in media, radio and TV. ||32.Is the language used in religious services and ceremonies? Indicate whether there is spoken or written use of the language in religious services and ceremonies.
||In religious ceremonies it is used as the mean of communication. It is used mostly in spoken form. ||33.Is the language used in business and labour relations? Indicate whether the use is spoken and/or written.
||In business and labour relations it is used in spoken and written forms. ||34.Are there any other areas in which this language is used in its written form?
||As the state language of the Republic of Azerbaijan, it is used in all the areas in both forms. ||35.Is there any organisation or body responsible for linguistic policy and planning with respect to this language? What kind of activities does this perform?
||With respect to the azerbaijani language, the state is responsible for linguistic policy and planning. ||36.Is there any kind of cultural or linguistic organisation or body which promotes the knowledge and/or use of the language? What kind of activities does this perform?
||There is a science and education organisation which promotes the knowledge on language and use of it. ||37.Does he language have a literary tradition? If so, please give some information about this literary tradition.
||It has been formed as a literary language since 13th century. Belles-lettres has been functioning in this language during the period of more than 6 centuries. ||38.What is the attitude of the majority of the members of this community towards the knowledge and use of this language?
||People/members of this community have positive attitude towards the knowledge and use of this language. ||39.What is the attitude of the majority of the members of the neighbouring communities towards the knowledge and use of the language?
||Members of the neighbouring communities have also positive attitude towards the knowledge and use of this language (except the Republic of Armenia). ||40.Please add any other details regarding the situation of the language which you consider of interest.
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