You never see or hear the word "God" here. It is a Muslim country. So today while reading an essay for the Fulbright selection (yes, the US Embassy asked me to serve) I was a little taken back when the writer said "hopefully, God will give me the opportunity to study in the US".
So I asked one of my colleagues did this mean the writer was a Christian? Or, actually a asked...when would an Azeri use the word God vs. Allah?
And, the reply from my colleague...."what's the difference"? God is Allah and Allah is God.
I thought ummm....that sure wouldn't fly in the US...