Magna Hungaria

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The migration of ancient Hungarians from Magna Hungaria to central Europe

Magna Hungaria (Latin: Magna Hungaria, Hungaria maior, Hungarian: Nagy-Magyarország, Polish: Wielkie Węgry), literally "Great Hungary" or "Ancient Hungary", refers to the ancestral home of the Hungarians.

Magna Hungaria was mentioned by the thirteenth-century Franciscan Giovanni da Plano Carpini in his reports of his travels in northern and central Asia.

According to the most common version, Magna Hungaria was in the forest-steppe regions of Bashkortostan, in the area of the Kushnarenkovo and Karayakupovo cultures, in the region of the Southern Urals.


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