Day archives: March 11th, 2019

The Term “Azerbaijani” Did Not Exist Before 1918

The Term "Azerbaijani" Did Not Exist Before 1918

We should immediately note that we do not intend to clarify the history of the origin of the Azerbaijani people. We only remark that before 1918, the term “Azerbaijani” did not exist. Terms “Muslim” and “Tatarian” have been used instead. Russian Caucasus researcher N. Seydlitz wrote in 1870: “The Tatars of Baku province originate from …