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Azerbaijani Language Fonts

Yahoo! Search - Free Language Sites Because font sites come and go on the Internet, the best service SEELRC can provide its users is this Yahoo! Search "find it yourself" link.

Introductions

Azerbaijani National Anthem & Flag

Map of Azerbaijan and Quick Facts; More Maps; More Maps

Language Profile - Azerbaijani

Azerbaijan - Ethnologue

Azerbaijani Images

Famous Azerbaijanis

Azerbaijani Cuisine

Azerbaijani Music, More

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Azerbaijan Links to primary Azerbaijani language search engines and gateways.

Azerbaijan International Advertises itself as the "World's Largest Website on Azerbaijan."

WWW Virtual Library - Caucasus - Azerbaijan A part of the WWW Virtual Library system, this website provides numerous links to language and country related sites.

Russian and East European Network Information Center (REENIC) - Azerbaijan This link to the Russian and East European Network Information Center website at the University of Texas, Austin, has been preset to connect you directly to resources related to Azerbaijan. REESWeb - Search Azerbaijan Do a "search keyword" for "Azerbaijan" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Azerbaijan Created and maintained by the LoC Area Studies Directorate.

BUBL LINK - Azerbaijan BUBL LINK Catalogue is largest Internet portal in U.K.: Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas.

Yahoo - Regional, Countries Links - Azerbaijan Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Virtual Azerbaijan In-country link for English language resources.

Azerbaijan Internet Links Extensive resources page, ncludes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc.

Encyclopedia AzNet In Azerbaijani, site provides interactive map of cities and regions, and links to media. Google.com Search - Preset for Azerbaijani The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Azerbaijani language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Azerbaijani fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Professional Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia

Idealist.org - Azerbaijan "Action without borders" offers list of national non-profit professional and social organizations.

Caspian Studies Program - Belfer Center, Harvard University "The Caspian Studies Project (CSP) seeks to locate the Caspian region on the maps of the U.S. policymaking community as an area in which the United States has important national interests and where U.S. policy can make major differences. "

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan resource page of IAUNRC. Also check main page and links.

American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) AATT, "founded in 1985 as the American Association of Teachers of Turkish, is a private, non-profit, non-political organization of individuals interested in the languages of the Turks. In 1993, the members voted to expand and include all languages of the Turks. The objective of the Association is to advance and improve the teaching of the languages of the Turks; to promote study, criticism, and research in the field of the languages and literatures of the Turks; and to further the common interests of teachers of these subjects."

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

U.S. Institutions Teaching Azerbaijani From Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. Search LCTL list of primary US universities offering instruction in the Azeri/Azerbaijani language.

Azerbaijani Colleges and Universities Links to major institutions of higher learning.

Colleges and Universities - Azerbaijan Another link site to institutions of higher learning.

EuroEducation.net - Azerbaijan Description of Azerbaijani education system, K-12 and universities.

Language Materials

Azerbaijani Language- Wikipedia General article with examples and external links.

UCLA Language Materials Project: Teaching Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages Outstanding site for both online and published resources - not just for teachers. Select "Azerbaijani," "All Materials," and "All Levels" for full display.

Azerbaijani Writing System Basic introduction to Azerbaijani alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language related websites.

Learning Azerbaijani A basic introductory course, from alphabet to grammar.

I Love Languages.com - Azerbaijani An extensive collection of links to language and cultural websites.

LanguagesOnTheWeb.com - Azerbaijani Large list of links to Azerbaijani language and country/culture sites. Not all functional and not all freeshare.

Azeri Language and Literature A solid resources page for language and literature in both the original and English.

NATO Online Library - Azerbaijani Language Module Publication examining NATO cooperation with Partner countries through the Partnership for Peace and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.

Google.com Search - Preset for Azerbaijani The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Azerbaijani language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Azerbaijani fonts.

DLIFLC - GLOSS/LingNet - Azeri Product of Defense Language Institute: "All of the GLOSS lessons are categorized into one of three primary competencies: lexical (vocabulary), structure (grammar), and discourse (devices that bind texts, conversations, etc.). Additionally, all lessons address the socio-cultural competence through teacher notes and the like." DLIFLC - Field Support Modules - Azeri Familiarization Includes: Cultural Orientation, 15 common phrases, basic language guide and more.

LangNet - on Joint Language University "LangNet is a language learning support system with interactive materials designed for those who want to practice and maintain their target language reading and listening skills." Currently, only available to military, government agencies and select academic institutions. Best accessed through Joint Language University portal (above).

Joint Language University - Azeri Resources In addition to LangNet (above), JLU also provides one login/password access to Transparent Language materials like Azeri Language Virtual Flash Cards; WordChamp online language lessons; and SCOLA television broadcasts.

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Azeri Large dictionary portal offers general and specialized online dictionaries; sites for Azeri include:

Azeri - English Dictionary More a glossary than a dictionary; but note Webster's Online Dictionary at top of page with Azeri option.

English - Azeri Dictionary Online dictionary with solid basic vocabulary and more!

Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Azerbaijan Links to online newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations from this giant news portal.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Azerbaijan Good selection of national newspapers; some in English.

Eurasianet - Azerbaijan News in English and Russian from a variety of news sources.

Yahoo! News - Azerbaijan Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

Voice of America - Azerbaijani Voice of America news broadcasting in target language.

BBC - Azeri.com BBC news broadcasts in Azeri.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Azeri News Service Latest news reports in English and Azeri.

RadioStationWorld - Azebaijan About: "RadioStationWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

History, Culture, Religion

WWW Virtual Library - Central Asia and Azerbaijan Large index to sites related to Central Asia and Azerbaijan.

Wikipedia - History of Azerbaijan Excellent encyclopedia article with addition links to important periods and personalities.

Wikipedia - Azerbaijani Culture Article provides overview of culture with links to Islam and Music.

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Azerbaijan Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Azerbaijan Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

Foreign and International Law - Azerbaijan From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

GlobalSecuity.org - Azerbaijan Search "Azerbaijan" for news on topics like Hostilities, Security, Weapons, People, Countries, Organizations, Money.

Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law The Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law was established in 1990 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, in recognition of the growing importance of law in both its Islamic and Middle Eastern dimensions. Website provides links to original papers and documents fundamental to Islamic Law.

Country Studies

Wikipedia - Azerbaijan Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources

Azerbaijan - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

CIA World Factbook - Azerbaijan Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Azerbaijan Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

DLIFLC - Azerbaijan in Perspective Online familiarization course. Chapters include: Country Profile, Geography, History, Economy, Society, and Security; also has an End-ofCourse Test/Assessment.

Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Azerbaijan Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Azerbaijan Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group - Azerbaijan WBG Activities in Azerbaijan, with additional related links.

The World Trade Organization - Azerbaijan (Observer) "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world?s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Caucasus Region: Azerbaijan "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Azerbaijan About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Azerbaijan The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Azerbaijan Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Azerbaijan Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to NATO The NATO homepage is an excellent resource for information on member and affiliate nations and their policies and activities in the world at large.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Azerbaijan The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Wikitravel - Azerbaijan Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. Still coming into being with some countries.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Azerbaijan Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.