Azerbaijan to announce new surname structure

August 31, 2009 in Uncategorized

A new commission is setup to finalize the strcture to be used for last names. This commission  will study historical forms of last names before it recommends a new structure. The studies will be completed in few months and everyone will get the privilege of changing their last names..

According to 1993 law on conformation of Azeri surnames with the official language, the citizens of Azerbaijan can change the “[ov]” and “[ev]” endings of their last names to “[ly]” (“[li]”, “[lu]”, “[lyu]”, depending on the word stem), “[zade]”, “[oglu]”, “[gyzy]” or remove the endings.


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