Understanding The Azari Language & Providing Professional Azari Interpreters, Translators and Transcriptionists
American Language Services ® (ALS) understands the importance of working in the Azari language. For over a Quarter of a Century, American Language Services ® has worked with the Azari language as well as hundreds of others from around the world. We offer comprehensive language services 24 hours, 7 days a week worldwide by providing Azari interpreting, translation and transcriptions services along with hundreds of other languages and dialects. Our linguists are native speakers and writers who are screened, credentialed, certified, field tested and experienced in a number of specific industry settings. The Azari language is unique and has very specific origins and characteristics.
Azarbaijan and Northwest Iran in History and Poetry
The Middle East and Central Asia, specifically Iran, shares a number of different languages within its geographical location. Azari is the name used for the Iranian language composed of groups of dialects, which were spoken in Azerbaijan (northwest region of Iran). This area shares the border with the Republic of Azerbaijan, known for its natural beauty with 17 rivers and two lakes in a landlocked desert area. The freshwater lakes bring this region cotton, nuts, textiles, tea and other valuables that were traded alongside the Silk Road. Azerbaijan is known for its numerous fire temples and was once heralded as the birthplace of life, and fire and the prophet Zoroaster. Although Azerbaijani language is not an official language it is widely used, mostly in an oral tradition, among the Azeris in Iran. Many poets that came from Azerbaijan wrote poetry in both Persian and Azerbaijani. Many well known and celebrated poets hail from this region including Fuzuli and Mohammad Hossein Shahriar. The rich Iranian history stemming from this province is celebrated favorably in Persian literature and Iran's greatest poets.
The Complexities of the Azari Dialect
The Azari language is believed to be a part of the dialect continuum of other Northwest Iranian languages. Azari was spoken in most of Azarbaijan up to the 17th century. While some scholars believe that these dialects form a direct continuation of the ancient Azari languages, others have argued that they are likely to be a later import through migration from other parts of Iran, and that the original Azari dialects became extinct. Because the Azari dialect is so old, there are extant words, phrases and sentences attested in the old Iranic dialect. By the late 1800s, the Turkification of Azerbaijan was near completion with the old Iranic speakers found solely in tiny isolated recesses of the mountains or other remote areas.
The Changing Alphabet of Azari
Although the Republic of Azerbaijan uses the Latin alphabet, the Cyrillic alphabet is also in wide use today. Interestingly, the Azari alphabet has changed more than any other country, using four different scripts in the 20th century alone. Because of this complex change in word usage, alphabet and dialects it is essential to have a certified, field tested translator that American Language Services ® can provide.
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The Azari language is an important language worldwide. It is vital to understand the general nature and specific idiosyncrasies of Azari. Since 1985, ALS has provided outstanding Azari interpreters, translators and transcriptionsts worldwide.
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