Hungarian

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A language of Hungary

Alternate Names
Magyar
Population

9,840,000 in Hungary (ELDIA 2012). Population total all countries: 12,606,130.

Location

Widespread.

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Language Status

1 (National). De facto national language.

Dialects

Central Transdanubian, North-eastern Hungarian, Palóc, Southern Great Plains, Southern Transdanubian, Tisza–Körös, Western Transdanubian. Reportedly most similar to the Uralic language Vogul (Mansi [mns]) in Siberia. Speakers of standard Hungarian have difficulty understanding the Oberwart dialect spoken in Austria, and considerable difficulty understanding the Moldavian Csángó dialect spoken in Rumania.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

2,252,000 also use English [eng].

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Fully developed. Bible: 1590–1991.
Writing

Braille script [Brai]. Latin script [Latn], primary usage.

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Magyar.

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