Of the Uralic language family, Hungarian is also known as Magyar. Its grammar and vocabulary are completely different from other European languages. Hungarian is directly derived from the language that was spoken by the Huns. Finnish and Estonian are the only related languages to Hungarian.
Hungary’s old traditions and its unique language are still the same as in the past times, although the country is more than 1,000 years old and many things have changed in its long history. There are a total of 16 million speakers and one third live outside Hungary.
One distinctive writing form in Hungarian is that the family name is followed by the given name. It became an official European Union language in 2004.