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Hungarians, also known as Magyars (/ˈmæɡjɑːrz/ MAG-yarz;[26] Hungarian: magyarok [ˈmɒɟɒrok]), are a nation and ethnic group native to Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarország) and historical Hungarian lands who share a common culture, history, ancestry, and language. The Hungarian language belongs to the Uralic language family. There are an estimated 15 million ethnic Hungarians and their descendants worldwide, of whom 9.6 million live in today's Hungary.[1] About 2–3 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. 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.

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The arriving at the Carpathian Basin. Detail from Árpád Feszty's cyclorama titled the Arrival of the Hungarians.
Total population
c. 15 million
Regions with significant populations
Hungary 9,632,744[1]
Other countries
 Slovakia[note 1]458,467[3]
 United Kingdom200,000–220,000[8]
 Czech Republic20,000[14]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina4,000[18]
 United States1,437,694
 Argentina40,000 to 50,000[23]
 New Zealand7,000[14]
 South Africa4,000[14]
Majority Christianity (Roman Catholicism;[25]
Protestantism (chiefly Calvinism, Unitarianism, and Lutheranism); Greek Catholicism)
Minority Judaism; Islam; irreligious

Hungarians can be divided into several subgroups according to local linguistic and cultural characteristics; subgroups with distinct identities include the Székelys, the Csángós, the Palóc, and the Matyó.

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