Talk:Kingdom of Hungary

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Names of Hungary[edit]

So there's a lot of silliness going on here in Wikipedia. The fact that until 1844 Latin was the sole official language of Hungary does not mean that Hungarian or other names were not used to refer to Hungary. In manuscripts, printed books 'Magyarország' (or 'Magyar Ország', 'Ungarn', 'Hungern', etc.) were quite commonly used, and in the spoken language everybody used a term according to their native or learned foreign languages. Thus, "Magyarország", etc. had been used to refer to the country. The current version of the article gives the impression as if the word 'Magyarország' came into existence only in the 1840s. Nonsense. You need to understand that, firstly, Latin was only understood and only written by a very thin elite of literati and nobles. The bulk of the population never had knowledge of it. And secondly, private communication (mail) existed in whatever language the parties preferred (Hungarian, German, Turkish, etc.). That paragraph needs more explanation to avoid the reader thinking Hungary went for centuries by the name "Regnum Hungariae" for everyone. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:33, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Well, some info was updated, especially the not widely known fact that 1844 Hungarian became the exclusive official language, however as an official language it was already introduced in 1836. Regarding Latin, we have to make a clear distinction of calling something "official" in a modern sense (i.e. enacted by law), as regarding medieval or older terms, i.e. which institutions operated in what langauge, and/or when it was not declared or regaulated what language would be official.(KIENGIR (talk) 10:51, 26 November 2017 (UTC))


The current Himnusz was made official in the 19th century, prior to which other anthems existed. This should be noted in the info box. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:43, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Spoken languages[edit]

Highly biased towards the languages that were spoken in the modern era (19th century onwards). What about the language of the Cumans, Pechenegs, Jazygs? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:46, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

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