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Hungarians

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Hungarians, also known as Magyars (/ˈmæɡjɑːrz/ MAG-yarz;[25] Hungarian: magyarok [ˈmɒɟɒrok]), are a nation and ethnic group native to Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarország) and historical Hungarian lands (i.e. belonging to the former Kingdom of Hungary) who share a common culture, history, ancestry, and language. The Hungarian language belongs to the Uralic language family, alongside, most notably Finnish and Estonian.

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Hungarians
Magyarok
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Ethnic distribution of Hungarians worldwide
Total population
c. 14.5 million
Regions with significant populations
Hungary Hungary 9,632,744[1]
Other countries
Europe
Flag_of_Romania.svg Romania1,002,151[2]
Flag_of_Slovakia.svg Slovakia456,154[3]
Flag_of_Germany.svg Germany296,000[4]
Flag_of_Serbia.svg Serbia184.442[5]
Flag_of_France.svg France200,000–250,000[6][7]
Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg United Kingdom200,000–220,000[8]
Flag_of_Ukraine.svg Ukraine156,566[9]
Flag_of_Austria.svg Austria73,411[10]
Flag_of_Russia.svg Russia55,500[11]
Flag_of_Switzerland_%28Pantone%29.svg  Switzerland27,000[10]
Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg Netherlands26,172[12]
Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg Czech Republic20,000[13]
Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg Belgium15,000[13]
Flag_of_Croatia.svg Croatia14,048[14]
Flag_of_Sweden.svg Sweden13,000[10]
Flag_of_Slovenia.svg Slovenia10,500[15]
Flag_of_Spain.svg Spain10,000[10]
Flag_of_Ireland.svg Ireland9,000[10]
Flag_of_Norway.svg Norway8,316[16]
Flag_of_Denmark.svg Denmark6,000[10]
Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina4,000[17]
Flag_of_Finland.svg Finland3,000[10]
Flag_of_Greece.svg Greece2,000[10]
Flag_of_Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg2,000[10]
Flag_of_Poland.svg Poland1,728[18]
North America
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg United States1,437,694[10]
Flag_of_Canada_%28Pantone%29.svg Canada348,085[19]
Flag_of_Mexico.svg Mexico3,500[10]
South America
Flag_of_Brazil.svg Brazil80,000[20]
Flag_of_Chile.svg Chile50,000[21]
Flag_of_Argentina.svg Argentina40,000–50,000[22]
Flag_of_Venezuela.svg Venezuela4,000[13]
Flag_of_Uruguay.svg Uruguay3,000[13]
Rest of the world
Flag_of_Israel.svg Israel200,000[10]
Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg Australia69,167[23]
Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg New Zealand7,000[13]
Flag_of_Turkey.svg Turkey6,800[10]
Flag_of_South_Africa.svg South Africa4,000[13]
Flag_of_Jordan.svg Jordan1,000[10]
Languages
Hungarian
Religion
Majority: Christianity (mostly Roman Catholicism,[24] also Protestantism (chiefly Calvinism, Unitarianism, and Lutheranism), and Greek Catholicism)
Minority: Judaism; irreligious
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PersonMagyar
PeopleMagyarok
LanguageMagyar nyelv,
Magyar jelnyelv
CountryMagyarország
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There are an estimated 14.5 million ethnic Hungarians and their descendants worldwide, of whom 9.6 million live in today's Hungary.[1] About 2 million Hungarians live in areas that were part of the Kingdom of Hungary before the Treaty of Trianon in 1920 and are now parts of Hungary's seven neighbouring countries, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Austria. In addition, significant groups of people with Hungarian ancestry live in various other parts of the world, most of them in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Chile, Brazil, Australia, and Argentina, and therefore constitute the Hungarian diaspora (Hungarian: magyar diaszpóra).

Furthermore, Hungarians can be divided into several subgroups according to local linguistic and cultural characteristics; subgroups with distinct identities include the Székelys (in eastern Transylvania as well as a few in Suceava County, Bukovina), the Csángós (in Western Moldavia), the Palóc, and the Matyó.

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