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Hungarian Studies


Hősök tere, Budapest

Matthias Church, Budapest

Bridges in Budapest

The Parliament through the arches of the Fisherman's Bastion


Serbian Orthodox Church, Szentendre

Ják Abbey

Dohány Street Synagogue

The Danube curve, Visegrád



Széchenyi Baths, Budapest

Lake Balaton

Librarian/Curator for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies

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Alena Aissing
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Los Angeles, CA 90095

Country Information

map showing location of Hungary in Europemap of Hungary

Hungarian Language

Hungarian is a language spoken by about 10 million people within Hungary and 3-4 million people elsewhere—primarily in the areas surrounding Hungary. It is the official language of Hungary, Vojvodina (Serbia), and the European Union. It is a recognized minority language in six of the seven countries that surround Hungary.

The Hungarian language belongs to the Uralic language family together with Finnish, Estonian, and a number of smaller languages spoken in Siberia.

style="float: right;">Diagram showing relationships between language groups in the Uralic language family