Hungarian language

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Hungarian (magyar nyelv) is a Uralic language spoken in Hungary and parts of several neighbouring countries that used to belong to it. It is the official language of Hungary and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. Outside Hungary, it is also spoken by Hungarian communities in southern Slovakia, western Ukraine (Subcarpathia), central and western Romania (Transylvania), northern Serbia (Vojvodina), northern Croatia, northeastern Slovenia (Prekmurje), and eastern Austria.

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magyar nyelv
Pronunciation[ˈmɒɟɒr ˈɲɛlv]
Native toHungary and areas of east Austria, Croatia, Romania, northern Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, western Ukraine
Native speakers
17 million (2003–2014)[1]
Official status
Official language in
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated byResearch Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Language codes
ISO 639-1hu
ISO 639-2hun
ISO 639-3Either:
hun  Modern Hungarian
ohu  Old Hungarian
ohu Old Hungarian
Map of regions where those whose native language is Hungarian represent a majority (dark blue) or a substantial minority (light blue). Based on recent censuses and on the CIA World Factbook 2014[6]
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A Hungarian speaker.

It is also spoken by Hungarian diaspora communities worldwide, especially in North America (particularly the United States and Canada) and Israel. With 17 million speakers, it is the Uralic family's largest member by number of speakers.