Jangi (dance)

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Jangi (Azerbaijani: Cəngi) is a national male dance of Azerbaijan.

Etymology[edit]

In translation from Azerbaijani language, with the word being derived through Persian,[1][2] Jangi means “fighting”.[3]

Origination[edit]

The dance is very ancient, reminds of a struggle of Azerbaijani strong men and was performed in honour of them. The dance expresses a challenge to a battle.

Performance[edit]

The dance is performed only for men, in holidays or concerts.

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