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Official language: Hungarian (Magyar)


Demographics of Hungary

The census of 2001 recognized Hungarians along with sixteen other ethnic groups. The ethnic composition according to the 2001 census was as follows: Hungarians, 9,416,045 or 93.2%; Roma, 190,046 or 1.9%; Germans, 62,233 or 0.6%; Slovaks, 17,693 or 0.17%; Croats, 15,620 or 0.15%; Romanians, 7,995 or 0.08%; other nationalities in Hungary, 20,473 (0,2%); foewign nationality, 16,081 (0,16%); no answer, unknown, 570,537 (5,6%).

Languages

For 93.6% of the population, the mother language is Hungarian, a Finno-Ugric language unrelated to any neighbouring language and distantly related to Finnish and Estonian. The main Minority group are the Roma (2.1%). Other groups include: Germans (1.2%), Slovaks (0.4%), Croats and Bunjevcis(0.2%), Romanians (0.1%), Ukrainians (0.1%), and Serbs (0.1%).

Hungarian National Institutions for Language

Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Nyelvtudományi Intézet
István Kenesei, Director
P.O. Box 360, 1394 Budapest, Hungary
+36-1-321-48-30
linginst@nytud.hu


Oktatási és Kulturális Minisztérium
Márta Fischer, External expert
Szalay utca 10-14, H-1055 Budapest, Hungary
+36-1-4737514
marta.fischer1@gmail.com
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