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Origin of the Hungarian language?

Hungarian belongs to the Finno-Ugric language family which itself belongs to the Uralic languages. Hungarian is a very far relative of Finnish (it's told that similarities can't be more than eg between Russian and Spanish, both of these belongs to… Full Answer

Who invented the finnish language?

Finnish, like most languages, was not invented, but evolved over the course of a few thousand years. Finnish is part of the Finno-Ugric family of languages (the other 2 major languages are Estonian and Hungarian). Mikael Agricola is often called… Full Answer

What language group does Hungarian belong to?

Hungarian is a Finno-Ugric language. It is related to Finnish, Estonian, Karelian, and the Saami languages, among others. It is mainly spoken in Hungary (9-10 million people) and by the Hungarian minorities in the seven neighbouring countries. The Hungarian name… Full Answer

What has the author Harald Haarmann written?

Harald Haarmann has written: 'Die Kleinsprachen der Welt' 'Die finnisch-ugrischen Sprachen' -- subject(s): Finno-Ugric languages 'Schwarz' 'Aspekte der ingrisch-russischen Sprachkontakte' -- subject(s): Ingrian language, Russian language, Influence on foreign languages, Foreign words and phrases, Bilingualism, Languages, Languages in contact, Russian… Full Answer

How did Hungary get its name?

The Hungarian name for the country, Magyarorszag, comes from the Magyar tribe who were the original peoples of the region. The name Hungary derives from Ugrian, which are people who speak a Ugric language such as Hungarian. Full Answer

Where do the Basques come from?

Spain and France Answer As for where they came from, their origins are somewhat mysterious. The Basque language (Euskara) is an extremely complex language which has no close relatives anywhere else in the world (it is therefore not related at… Full Answer

What are the 12 major language families?

There are MANY more than 12 language families, but here are the top 12: Niger-Congo (1,532 languages) Austronesian (1,257 languages) Trans-New Guinea (477 languages) Sino-Tibetan (449 languages) Indo-European (439 languages) Afro-Asiatic (374 languages) Nilo-Saharan (205 languages) Pama-Nyungan (178 languages) Oto-Manguean… Full Answer