Languages of Hungary

Languages of Hungary

The languages spoken in Hungary are as follows.


: Finno-Ugric languages:: – Hungarian: The only official language of the country, unrelated to any of the neighbouring languages. It is the mother tongue of some 95% of the total population. Hungarian is also widely understood among the remaining 5%.: Indo-European languages:: – German: spoken by the German minority (1,5%), the largest one in Hungary. Especially in and around Mecsek Mountains, but also in other parts of the country. (Historically, the Swabian German dialect was spoken in Hungary.) :: – Slovakian: spoken by the Slovakian minority, especially in the Northern Medium Mountains and around Békéscsaba.:: – Serbian: spoken by the Serbian minority, especially in and around Bácska, but also on other territories of Southern Hungary. :: – Slovenian: spoken by the Slovenian minority, especially around the Slovenian border, Western Hungary.:: – Croatian: spoken by the Croatian minority, especially in Southern Hungary. :: – Romanian: spoken by the Romanian minority, especially in and around Gyula, Eastern Hungary.:: – Romani: spoken by some members of the Roma minority.

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*Demographics of Hungary

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