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Meaning of Azerbaijan

Az•er•bai•jan

Pronunciation: (ä"zur-bī-jän', az"ur-bī-jan' Russ. u-zyir-bī-jän'), [key]
— n.
  1. Formerly,a republic in Transcaucasia, N of Iran and W of the Caspian Sea. 7,029,000; 33,430 sq. mi. (86,600 sq. km). Cap.: Baku.
  2. a region of NW Iran, divided into two provinces in 1938: East Azerbaijan (4,114,084; Cap.: Tabriz) and West Azerbaijan (1,971,677; Cap.: Orumiyeh).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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