The Azerbaijani language – Professional translations
Where do people speak Azerbaijani?
Azerbaijani is one of the Turkic languages and is also called Azeri. It possesses a strong similarity to Turkish. As the current official language of Azerbaijan, it’s also spoken by minorities in Iran and many post-Soviet states. The language is split into two parts: North Azerbaijani and South Azerbaijani.
History of Azerbaijani
Records show that Azerbaijani must have developed in approximately the 11th century. The Ottoman Empire arose around the same time. This explains the many similarities shared by these languages. In light of the ongoing border conflicts with Russia and the later occupation by the Russian military, the language began to change. The Russian occupants relocated a large portion of the population. As a result, the country was divided into North and South.
The North changed under the strong influence of the Russian occupation forces. Among other things, the Cyrillic alphabet was officially instituted there.
The South, however, experienced more of a Persian influence, so the alphabet was also impacted by Persian. Thus, North and South Azerbaijani came to be divided. Despite strong dissent from Russia, the Cyrillic alphabet was officially abolished. Since that time, Latin script has been required for official correspondence.
The Azerbaijani font over the course of time
Azerbaijani was originally written using the Persian alphabet, which is very similar to that of the Ottoman Turkish language. With the introduction of the standardized Turkish alphabet, they switched over to Latin characters. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan became one of the first Turkic countries in the territory of the former Soviet Union to introduce the Western alphabet.
Do you need a translation into Azerbaijani?
If you need a professional translation into Azerbaijani, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will happily help you with translations in all subject areas. Our project managers are always available to answer any questions you may have. If you need a certified translation of a document written in Azeri, please see our page about certified translations.
We have an enormous number of professional translators to call upon for your project, including mother-tongue translators in Azerbaijani who also have expertise in a number of different industries.
How much does a translation into Azerbaijani cost?
The standard rate for translations from English into Azeri is $ 0.13 per word and for translations from Azeri into English the industry rate is $ 0.14. For new customers or large texts (more than 5,000 words), we may significantly reduce our rates. For urgent jobs that need several translators working simultaneously, we'll apply a surcharge. For a full list of rates per language, please visit Rates table for most requested language combinations.
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