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UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.HUNG-gə-ree
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Meaning & History

From Latin Hungaria, derived from Byzantine Greek Ουγγροι (Oungroi), from Turkic Onogur meaning "ten tribes". This is the name of a country in eastern Europe which was settled by the Hungarians in the 9th century. Because they were identified with the Huns, the H was added to the beginning of their Latin name. The Hungarian name for the country is Magyarország.
Other Languages & CulturesHongrie French Ungarn German Ungheria Italian Hungaria Late Roman Węgry Polish Hungria Portuguese Ungaria Romanian Vengriya Russian Hungría Spanish
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute