Hungarian (magyar nyelv) is a Uralic language in the Ugric language group, distantly related to Finnish, Estonian and a number of other minority languages spoken in the Baltic states and northern European Russia eastward into central Siberia.
Finno-Ugric languages are not related to the Indo-European languages that dominate Europe but have acquired loan words from them.
Hungarian is the majority language spoken in Hungary and also by Hungarian communities in the seven neighbouring countries and by diaspora communities worldwide. The Hungarian name for the language is magyar, which is also occasionally used as an English noun, such as Mighty Magyars. There are about 14.5 million native speakers, of whom 9.5-10 million live in present-day Hungary. About 2.5 million speakers live outside present-day Hungary, but in areas that were part of the Kingdom of Hungary before the Treaty of Trianon (1920). Of these, the largest group lives in Transylvania, the western half of present-day Romania, where there are approximately 1.4 million Hungarians. There are large, majority Hungarian territories also in Slovakia, Serbia and Ukraine, but Hungarian speakers can also be found in Croatia, Austria, and Slovenia, as well as about a million people scattered in other parts of the world, for example there are more than a hundred thousand Hungarian speakers in the Hungarian American community in the United States.
Hungarian on whatamieating.com
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Hungarian you may search by any of the following terms:
East Eastern Europe European Hungarian Hungary Magyar Magyarul Nelv
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in Hungary or the seven neighbouring countries mentioned above may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'Eastem European''.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of mushroom, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Hungarian mushroom' and then click on 'Translate from English'
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as 'Eastern Europe' may help in a successful search.
Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.
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