The origin of the Azerbaijani language

Since early times the Azerbaijanis were speaking proto-Turkic language. Yet in the early medieval times  (3rd-7th centuries), despite dialect differences, indigenous and migrated  Turkic ethnics began to merge as a unique nation. In this period some phonetic traits that differentiated the Azerbaijani language from other Turkish ones emerged. During the 7th and 8th centuries the formation of the Azerbaijani people and language has already come to a conclusion. Continue reading