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From Persian آذربایجان (âzarbâyjân), which is from Middle Persian Ādurbādagān referring to ATROPATES, an ancient Persian governor under the Achaemenid Empire. The given name is the Greek rendering of the Old Persian name Āturpāt probably meaning "protected by fire". This is the name of a Eurasian country in the Caucasus as well as a region in northwest Iran.