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  • The Hungarian language is a member of the Ugric branch of the Finno-Ugric languages.
  • Vogul and Ostyak are the languages which are most closely related to Hungarian. They are spoken near the Ob’ River in westernmost Siberia.
  • Hungarian has borrowed from various Turkic languages. There is also a number of loaned words from German as well as Slavic languages.
  • A modified version of the Latin is used in the Hungarian language. The orthography is phonemic.
  • The first written document in continuous Hungarian is the Funeral Oration (c. 1200).
  • There are several different periods in the development of the Hungarian language: proto-Hungarian (until 1000 BC), ancient Hungarian (1000 BC to AD 896), old Hungarian (AD 896 to the 16th century), middle Hungarian (16th century to the late 18th century) and modern Hungarian (late 18th century to the present)
  • According to some sources, the oldest Hungarian language school for foreigners is the Debrecen Summer University which organizes summer and winter courses.


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