Iranian People and the Origin of the Turkish-speaking Population of the Northwestern of Iran

Vahid Rashidvash


The world is a place containing various racial and lingual groups. So that as far as this issue is concerned there is no difference between developed and developing countries. Iran is not an exception, because it can be called a multi-national or multi-racial community. The name of Azarbaijan has been one of the most renowned geographical names of Iran since 2000 years ago. Azar is the same as “Ashur” which means fire. In Pahlavi inscriptions, Azarbaijan has been mentioned as ‘Oturpatekan’, while it has been mentioned Azarbayegan and Azarpadegan in Persian writings. In this paper, attempt is made to study the race and people living there from the perspective of anthropology and ethnology. In fact, it is based on this question that whether or not, the people resided in Atropatgan have an Aryan race as other Iranians? According to anthropological and ethnical criteria of people in Atropatgan, we came to this conclusion that they have the same race (i.e. Aryan) similar as other Iranians who are the reminders and grandchildren of Aryan and Parse Medes. Therefore, the opposite is completely rejected on the view of the racial characteristics and all documents accounts for their Aryan race.

Key words: Iranian people; Atropatgan; Azaris; Anthropology; Genetic origin

Résumé Le monde est un endroit contenant divers groupes raciaux et linguales. Alors que dans la mesure où cette question est concerné il n’ya aucune différence entre les pays développés et en développement. L’Iran n’est pas une exception, car il peut être appelé une communauté multinational ou multi-raciale. Le nom de Azerbaïdjan a été l’un des plus grands noms géographiques de l’Iran depuis 2000 ans. Azar est le même que “Ashur”, qui signifi e feu. En Pahlavi inscriptions, Azerbaïdjan a été mentionnée comme «Oturpatekan’, alors qu’il a été mentionné Azarbayegan et Azarpadegan dans les écrits persans. Dans cet article, la tentative est faite pour étudier la course et les gens qui y vivent dans la perspective de l’anthropologie et l’ethnologie. En fait, il est basé sur cette question que si oui ou non, les gens ont résidé dans Atropatgan une race aryenne comme les autres Iraniens? Selon les critères anthropologiques et ethniques de personnes dans Atropatgan, nous sommes arrivés à cette conclusion qu’ils ont la même race (c.-à-aryenne) similaire à celle d’autres Iraniens qui sont les rappels et les petitsenfants de aryenne et Parse Mèdes. Par conséquent, le contraire est complètement rejeté sur le point de vue des caractéristiques raciales et tous les comptes des documents pour leur race aryenne.

Mots clés: Peuple iranien; Atropatgan; Les Azéris; Anthropologie; Origine génétique


Iranian people; Atropatgan; Azaris; Anthropology; Genetic origin



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