Persian nationalism and the campaign for language purification

Kia  Mehrdad

In the battle they waged against Islam and the Shiite religious hierarchy for domination over the spiritual domain, these Persian nationalists transformed history, culture and language into ideological tools for building a modern homogenized national identity which was Persian rather than Islamic, secular rather than religious.

Mother tongue matters: local language as a key to effective learning

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Several concerns converge on the issue of using local or minority languages in formal education. One of these has to do with increasing awareness of the value of the world’s linguistic and cultural diversity. Many of the world’s languages and cultures are in danger of disappearing in the coming decades for a variety of political, economic and social reasons.

The Azerbaijani Culture in the West

Ihar Lalkoŭ

One shouldn’t underestimate the role of the scientific activities of Alexander Chodzko (1804-1891)1 in the unveiling of the Azerbaijani culture in the West, and in that way, in the history of development of the Azerbaijani nation.

Evolution of the Azerbaijani Language and Identity

Javad Heyet

In the 19th century (1812) the northern part of Azerbaijan was separated from Iran and annexed to the Russian Empire, but the linguistic process continued in the northern part, and the morphology acquired its present day, uniform characteristics.


Seyid Ali Seyid Mahammed oglu Imameddin Nasimi (1369,Shamakhi-1417,Halab)-Azerbaijani poet, great thinker. He is well-known as ''Imameddin Nasimi ''. He has received his early education in Shamakhi, learned sciences of that time, history of religions,logics, mathematics and astronomy.

Ethnic Azeris Demand Cultural Rights

Habib Azarsina

Ethnic Azeris inside Iran, advocating for their cultural rights, use every opportunity to make their demands known. Resentment toward local and state authorities, who had persistently ignored Azeri demands for ethnic rights, finally erupted in mass rallies and riots in cities and towns of Iranian Azerbaijan in May 2006.

A Brief Note on Samad Behrangi's Life

Iraj Bashiri

Samad Behrangi was born in the city of Tabriz, Azerbaijan province. He received his early education in Tabriz and graduated from high school in 1957. After that, for eleven years, he taught in the rural districts of Azerbaijan, familiarizing villagers, especially children and youth, to books and libraries.

Sahriyar, The Literary Memorial of South Azerbaijan
His full name is "Seyyed Mehemmed Hosseyn Behjet Tabrizi". He is called as “Seyyed”, because his race comes from the Prophet Muhammad. Mehemmed Hosseyn was his first name while Behjet Tabrizi is his surname, and although Behjet is his nickname. He is also known and called as Shahryar, which is his last nickname, in his hometown and in the world.
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