Place Name HUNGARY

TYPE: Country
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: HUNG-gə-ree  [details]

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/CULTURES: Hongrie (French), Ungarn (German), Ungheria (Italian), Hungaria (Late Roman), Węgry (Polish), Hungria (Portuguese), Ungaria (Romanian), Vengriya (Russian), Hungría (Spanish)
Entry updated December 8, 2017