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A language of Hungary

Alternate Names
Magyar
Population

9,550,000 in Hungary (2001 census). 60,000–70,000 in Romania and Moldova speak Csango. Population total all countries: 12,319,330.

Location

Widespread. Also in Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Israel, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, United States.

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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. 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 Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Fully developed. Bible: 1590–1991.
Writing
Braille script. Latin script, primary usage.
Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Magyar.

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