In Hungary, there are many languages used. However, the official language of the country is Hungarian alone. Hungarian, or Magyar, is a finno-Ugric language that is not related to most languages in Europe. It is a language that uses several different affixes which also include prefixes and suffixes. Besides being the most spoken language in Hungary, spoken by 99.6% of the total Hungary population, it is the 13th most spoken language in Europe.

The language breakdown of Hungary is as follows: Finnish 0.08%, Bulgarian 0.09%, Swedish 0.09%, Polish 0.09%, Danish 0.11%, Greek 0.13%, Dutch 0.23%, Arabic 0.24% Slovak 0.25%, Japanese 0.26%, Basque 0.29%, Croatian 0.38%, Spanish 0.55%, Italian 0.74%, Romanian 0.99%, French 1.79%, Russian 2.63%, German 10.87%, English 12.43% and Hungarian 99.6%. The learned people use English more than other languages in Hungary.

Hungarian is a part of the Uralic family, like Finnish and Estonian. Its closest relatives, however, are the Mansi and Khanty from Russia. Hungarian is endowed with many consonants and vowels. It has 14 vowels, 8 of which are short and 25 consonants. Pairs of these vowels are similar, with the difference being the duration of the speech. The remaining 6 vowels out of the 14 are written with an acute inflection. The consonants too have more phonemes than other Uralic languages.

99.6% of the population of Hungary speaks Hungarian, more than any other language used. Other languages that are spoken in the country are German, spoken by ethnic Germans living around the Mecsek Mountains, Slovak that is spoken by the Slovak minority living near Bekescsaba in North Hungarian Mountains, Serbian that is spoken by the Serbs in Southern Hungary, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, and Romani. English and German are the most spoken foreign languages in Hungary.

This page was last modified on May 1st, 2018

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