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Hungarian

Line breaks: Hun|gar¦ian
Pronunciation: /hʌŋˈɡɛːrɪən
 
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Definition of Hungarian in English:

adjective

Relating to Hungary, its people, or their language.
Example sentences
  • The four main hurdles confronting an overseas investor in the Hungarian market are language, property law and title, bank funding and ongoing management of the property.
  • The worm sends infected messages in Hungarian language.
  • He is, however, a student of the Hungarian language.

noun

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1A native or inhabitant of Hungary, or a person of Hungarian descent.
Example sentences
  • His passing will be mourned by the Greeks, Croats, Hungarians, Italians and any other ethnic group you can name.
  • There are two opposing theories as to the origin of the Magyars, or native Hungarians.
  • According to the national self-image, Hungarians are wine drinkers, but beer drinking is more common.
2 [mass noun] The official language of Hungary, spoken also by some 2.5 million people in Romania. Hungarian is a Finno-Ugric language and is the only major language of the Ugric branch. Also called Magyar.
Example sentences
  • Finnish is one of the most isolated languages of Europe, distantly related to Hungarian and Turkish but spoken by very few non-Finns.
  • However, Dr Rogers will continue to maintain interest in the college and may write books in Hungarian.
  • In 1920 Hungarian was spoken by three-quarters of the population, but by 1971 only one-quarter of the population could speak the language.

Origin

from medieval Latin Hungarī (a name given to the Hungarians, who called themselves the Magyar) + -an.

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