The formation of Azerbaijani collective identity in Iran

  title={The formation of Azerbaijani collective identity in Iran},
  author={Brendan Shaffer},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={449 - 477}
  • B. Shaffer
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Sociology
  • Nationalities Papers
Iran is a multi-ethnic society in which approximately 50% of its citizens are of non-Persian origin, yet researchers commonly use the terms Persians and Iranians interchangeably, neglecting the supra-ethnic meaning of the term Iranian for many of the non-Persians in Iran. The largest minority ethnic group in Iran is the Azerbaijanis (comprising approximately a third of the population) and other major groups include the Kurds, Arabs, Baluchis and Turkmen. Iran's ethnic groups are particularly… 

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