Type Country
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HUNG-gə-ree  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Latin Hungaria, derived from Byzantine Greek Οὔγγροι (Oungroi), from Turkic Onogur meaning "ten tribes". This is the name of a country in eastern Europe that 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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHongarye(Afrikaans) Hungaria(Albanian) Hungaria(Armenian) Ungarn(Danish) Hongarije(Dutch) Hongrie(French) Ungarn(German) Ungheria(Italian) Hungaria(Late Roman) Ungarn(Norwegian) Węgry(Polish) Hungria(Portuguese) Ungaria(Romanian) Vengriya(Russian) Hungría(Spanish) Ungern(Swedish)


Entry updated May 29, 2020