Azerbaijan

geographical name
Azer·​bai·​jan | \ ˌa-zər-ˌbī-ˈjän How to pronounce Azerbaijan (audio) , ˌä- \

Definition of Azerbaijan

1 or ancient Atropatene \ ˌa-​trō-​pə-​ˈtē-​nē How to pronounce Atropatene (audio) \ or Media Atropatene \ ˈmē-​dē-​ə How to pronounce Media Atropatene (audio) \ region of northwestern Iran; chief city Tabriz
2 independent country in western Asia and southeastern Europe bordering on the Caspian Sea and including the exclave Naxcivan, which is separated from the main part by Armenia; a constituent republic of the U.S.S.R. 1936–91; capital Baku area 33,436 square miles (86,600 square kilometers), population 10,047,000

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“Azerbaijan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Azerbaijan. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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