Hungarian (magyar nyelv) is a Uralic leid (mair speceefically an Ugric leid) sindry frae maist ither leids in Europe. It is spoken in Hungary an bi the Hungarian minorities in seeven neebourin kintras, thay are Romanie, Slovakie, Serbie,Ukraine an a smaa minority byde in Austrick an Slovenie. The Hungarian name fur the leid is magyar (IPA: [ˈmɒɟɒr̪]). Hungarian is close tae the Mansi leid spoken in the Urals by aboot 960 fowk (2010), but is sib til Finnish an Estonie an aa.

magyar nyelv
Pronunciation[ˈmɒɟɒr ˈɲɛlv]
Native taeHungary and areas o east Austrie, Croatie, Romanie, northren Serbie, Slovakie, Slovenie, an wast Ukraine
Native speakers
17 million (2003–2014)e22
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Recognised minority
leid in
Regulatit biResairch Institute fur Linguistics o the Hungarian Academy o Sciences
Leid codes
ISO 639-1hu
ISO 639-2hun
ISO 639-3Either:
hun – Modren Hungarian
ohu – Old Hungarian
ohu Auld Hungarian
Map o pairts whaur the native leid is Hungarian represent a majority (blue) or a substantial minority (blae). Based on recent censuses an on the CIA Warld Factbook 2014[7]
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