Armenians in Hungary

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Armenians in Hungary
Total population
3,500,[1] 6,000,[2] 15,000,[3] 30,000[4]
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Armenian, Hungarian
Religion
Armenian Apostolic, Armenian Catholic
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Armenians in Hungary (Hungarian: Örmények) are ethnic Armenians living in the modern Hungary.

History[edit]

The first Armenians to reach Hungary presumably came from the Balkans in the 10–11th century.[5] Armenians were present from early on in Hungary (then Kingdom of Hungary), clearly attested in a document issued by Hungarian King Ladislaus IV the Cuman (late 13th century)[citation needed]. Here, they were even allowed to found their own trading towns, the most notable one being Szamosújvár (today Gherla, Romania) called Armenopolis/Armenierstadt or Hayakaghak (Հայաքաղաք).

Present day[edit]

Most modern Armenians in Hungary have immigrated to the country after the dissolution of the USSR. Estimates of Armenians in Hungary range from 3,500[1] to 30,000[4] living in the nation today, making up roughly 0.01% of the population. Approximately, two thirds of Hungary's Armenians population is found in Budapest and the surrounding Pest county. Armenians in Hungary have established 31 "self-governments" and roughly half of them speak Armenian as their mother tongue.[1] The Armenian Catholic Priesthood has existed in Hungary since 1924 and hosts a number of cultural programs, as does the Armenian Cultural and Information Centre in Budapest.

Notable Hungarians of Armenian heritage[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c EUROPA - Education and Training - Regional and minority languages - Euromosaïc study
  2. ^ (in Armenian) Հունգարիայում այժմ բնակվում է մոտ 6000 հայ. 3500-ն ունեն քաղաքացիություն Archived May 31, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. in Armenians Today
  3. ^ (in Armenian) ՀՈՒՆԳԱՐԱՀԱՅ ՀԱՄԱՅՆՔ. ԱՆՑՅԱԼԸ ԵՎ ՆԵՐԿԱՆ in noravank.am
  4. ^ a b (in French) Généralités Archived November 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Hévizi, Józsa; DeKornfeld, Thomas J.; Hiltabidle, Helen; DeKornfeld, Helen Dilworth (2005). Autonomies in Hungary and Europe: a comparative study. Corvinus Society. ISBN 978-1882785179.