What is the official language of Azerbaijan?
Azerbaijani is a Turkic language spoken primarily by the Azerbaijanis, who are concentrated mainly in Transcaucasia. The language has official status in Azerbaijan and Dagestan (a federal subject of Russia). Azerbaijani is also the predominant language in Iranian Azerbaijan, but it has no official status. The language is also spoken to lesser varying degrees in Azerbaijani communities of Georgia, Iraq, and Turkey.
Azerbaijani is a member of the Oghuz branch of the Turkic languages. It has two primary divisions, North Azerbaijani and South Azerbaijani, and is closely related to Turkish, Qashqai, Turkmen and Crimean Tatar, sharing mutual intelligibility with each of those languages to some extent.