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Azerbaijanian speaking countries

Azerbaijanian is the official language in Azerbaijan and is spoken in 4 other countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Azerbaijanian language (native name: azərbaycan dili) has its roots in the Turkic language family.

With 12.57 million native speakers, Azerbaijanian has the highest prevalence in Iran. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 93 percent is in Azerbaijan. A total of about 23.0 million people worldwide speak Azerbaijanian as their mother tongue.
Distribution Azerbaijanian

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
IranSouth Asiano14.3 %12,573,000
AzerbaijanWestern Asiayes92.5 %9,377,000
IraqWestern Asiano1.7 %740,000
GeorgiaWestern Asiano5.8 %215,000
ArmeniaWestern Asiano2.6 %73,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Azerbaijanian as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.