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Hungarian is the official language of Hungary and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. Outside Hungary it is also spoken by communities of Hungarian people in neighboring countries, especially in Romania, Slovakia, Serbia and Ukraine - and by Hungarian diaspora communities worldwide. Like Finnish and Estonian, it belongs to the Uralic language family, and is one of the few languages of Europe that are not part of the Indo-European family. It is an agglutinative language.

The Hungarian name for the language is magyar or magyar nyelv. The word "Magyar" is also occasionally used as an English word to refer to Hungarian people as an ethnic group, or to the language.

Language codes

  • ISO 639-1: hu
  • ISO 639-3: hun or ohu (for Old Hungarian)

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