The Hungarian Language
Hungarian, spoken by 13 million people, is the official language of Hungary. It is also 1 of the 24 languages of the European Union. Because of a change in geographical borders over time, the Hungarian language holds influence in other close regions. In Romania, Ukraine, Croatia, Austria, and Slovakia, Hungarian is an officially recognized minority language.
The vocabulary of Hungarian comes from languages like Finnish, Estonian, and German. In written form, the Hungarian language uses an expanded version of the Latin alphabet that contains accents, umlauts, and several modified Latin characters. Outside of Hungary and other close regions, immigrants have spread their native language to Australia, Israel, Canada, and California, Illinois, New York, and Michigan in the United States.