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The official language of Azerbaijan is Azerbaijani (also called Azeri), and is closely related to Turkish, Qashqai and Turkmen. The Azerbaijani language is divided into two varieties, North Azerbaijani and South Azerbaijani, and a large number of dialects. Turkic Khalaj, Qashqa'i, and Salchuq are considered by some to be separate languages in the Azerbaijani language group. There are 13 other languages spoken natively in the country. It is unknown whether wikipedia in these languages exist.

There are 3,347,672 Azerbaijanis or 35.99% of the total population on the internet.[1][2][3]

Wikipedia and Wikimedia Chapter

Wikipedia is the 7th most popular site in Azerbaijan.[4] This popularity can be seen on Facebook, where 600 women from Azerbaijan are interested in Wikipedia.[5] Azerbaijan does not have a Wikimedia chapter and efforts to create one is unknown. [6] However here have been several meetups in Baku, Azerbaijan.[7][8] Several did not appear to have men in attendance, though several attended the 10 year Wikipedia celebration in Baku.[9]

Azerbaijanis make up 70.8% of all visitors to Azeri Wikipedia. They do not make up a large part of the visitor population to any other language Wikipedia.[10]. There are around 25 very active user (more than 100 edit per month) and 90 active user (more than five edit per month). Azeri Wikipedia rank 46 out of 280 wikipedia languages with 5.3 million visit on February 2012. About 1,155 users explicitly set their gender, with 1,011 users or 87.53% being male and 144 or 12.47% being female.[11]

Other wikimedia project

On Wikibooks, 164 users made at least 1 edit and 37 users made at least 5 edits. 35 users explicitly set their gender: 30 or 85.71% are male and 5 or 14.29% are female.[12] On Wikiquotes, 198 users made at least 1 edit and 57 users made at least 5 edits. Of these, 23 users explicitly set their gender: 20 or 86.96% are male and 3 or 13.04% are female.[13]

Azerbaijani participation exists on projects outside their home languages. There are 3 men and 0 women on the language incubator who are use Azerbaijani language as their native language.[14]

Azerbaijan women perspective to free knowledge

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Women in Azerbaijan

Though women in Azerbaijan nominally enjoy the same legal rights as men, gender discrimination perceived as common particularly in rural communities. Women who appear in public unaccompanied, smoke in public, drive automobiles, or visit certain theaters and restaurants are subject to disapproval. Traditional social norms and poor economic conditions continue to restrict women's roles in the economy, and there are reports that women have difficulty exercising their legal rights due to discrimination.

Though the majority of Azerbaijani women have jobs outside the home, women are underrepresented in high-level jobs, including top business positions. As of November 2010, there were 19 women in the 125-seat parliament. As of 2007, several women held senior government positions, including deputy speaker of parliament, several deputy ministers, and deputy chair of the Central Election Commission. There are no legal restrictions on the participation of women in politics, although traditional social norms limit women's political roles, and they are underrepresented in elective offices.

The Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation does not appear to have made a major effort to engage and draw attention to the region during 2011. The 2011 Summer of Research had eight research fellows, none of whom were from Azerbaijan. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Azerbaijaniis, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. The country was not visited during WMF's two major regional tours in 2011, the one to East Asia and the one to the Middle East.