A Uralic language, Hungarian or Hungarian Magyar, is the official language of Hungary, a Central European country in the Carpathian Basin. It is also one of the official languages of Vojvodina, an autonomous Serbian province, and the European Union. It similarly has a presence in Romania and Slovakia. Speakers of Hungarian number 13 million, including Hungarian immigrants in the US, Canada, and Israel.
The language's history dates back to the Carpathian Basin's conquest by the Hungarians in the late 9th century. Hungarian has many loanwords from other languages, some of which are Turkic, German, Slavic, and Iranian. Grammatically and phonologically speaking however, Hungarian is characteristically Uralic.