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Usage English
Pronounced Pron. 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 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.
Other Languages & CulturesHongrie(French) Ungarn(German) Ungheria(Italian) Hungaria(Late Roman) Węgry(Polish) Hungria(Portuguese) Ungaria(Romanian) Vengriya(Russian) Hungría(Spanish)
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