9,550,000 in Hungary (2001 census). 60,000–70,000 in Romania and Moldova speak Csango. Population total all countries: 12,319,330.
Widespread. Also in Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Israel, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, United States.
1 (National). De facto national language.
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.
Ethnic autonym: Magyar.