Azerbaijan, Baku, January 8 / Trend , A.Huseynbala /
A special conception has been prepared in Azerbaijan for determining the format of national surnames.
"The conception, prepared as a result of research by a special commission established by the
National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (NASA), envisages establishing state information system of names and surnames," the chairman of the committee on culture of Parliament of Azerbaijan, MP Nizami Jafarov, told Trend on Jan. 7.
According to the 1993 Law on brining names of citizens of Azerbaijan in line with the state language, the citizens can change the end "-ov", "-ev", in their names into "-li", ("-li","-lu" "lyu", depending on the root of the word) "-zadeh," "oglu", "-qizi" or completely remove the end.
According to Jafarov, having studied the historical forms of surnames in Azerbaijan, the commission, comprised of experts in various fields of science, defined the format of national surnames.
"Implementation of the conception will be possible after its approval," he said.
According to the chairman of the commission, the conception envisages complete elimination of surnames ending with "-ov," "-ev", "-zade". "Experts believe that it would be more appropriate to use in documents the surnames ending with "-li", "-lu", "oglu", "qizi", "gil"," said Jafarov.
According to Jafarov, national format of the surnames of Azerbaijani citizens of other nationalities are not envisaged to be changed: "The Russians, Ukrainians, Georgians and representatives of other nations have their own recognized format of surnames in the world. The conception will not affect the representatives of other nationalities," said chairman of the commission.
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