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Extinct: no
Family: Uralic
Branch: Ugric
Continent: Europe
Country: Hungary
Region: Also spoken in Australia, Austria, Canada, Israel, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, USA, Yugoslavia. HUNGARIAN SIGN: Used throughout Hungary. May also be used in western Romania.
Countries Where Spoken: 10,298,820 in Hungary (1995), 98% of the population (1986). Population total all countries 14,500,000. Austria, Israel, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia. HUNGARIAN SIGN: 60,000 deaf (1999 National Association for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing). 300,000 hard-of-hearing people use it as second language.
Countries Where Official: Hungary
Native Speakers: 10,298,820
Speakers Total: 14,500,000
Phrasebase members who speak Hungarian at a native level: 471
Phrasebase members who speak Hungarian at a conversational level: 471
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Hungarian: 598
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Hungarian: 960
Three Letter Code: HNG
Summary: Closest to Vogul (Mansi) of Russia. "Magyar" is the Hungarian name. National language. Grammar. SVO. Bible 1590-1991. HUNGARIAN SIGN: Related to Austrian Sign Language and German Sign Language. May be related to Yugoslavian Sign Language. Dialects have some different signs for lexical items, similar or same grammar. All ages. Budapest dialect is viewed as the standard. Dictionary. Extensive literacy effort needed.

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