Re: Minority groups in Hungary (was: Rotokas (was: California Cheeseburger))
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 21, 2004, 22:02|
Racsko Tamas scripsit:
> I am a Slovak. My ancestors settled here on the Great Hungarian
> Plains 250 years ago. Hungary was liberated from Turkish occupation
> that time. Due to the near continuous skirmishing of the one and a half
> century of the occupation, the central part of Hungary lost its
> inhabitants. Mainly German and Slovak settlers were planted to these
> depopulated areas.
> After the World War II
> there was a dirty population exchange between Czechoslovakia and
"Dirty", as in compelled?
> All these factors resulted that nowadays
> only 12,000 people consider themselves as Slovak and 20,000 Hungarian
> citizen speaks Slovak as a native tongue (census data of 1990).
Hmm. So there are 8000 people who speak Slovak but don't consider themselves
> Our language is a local mixture of 18th century Slovak dialects under
> a strong influence of the Hungarian vocabulary. That is I am a
> trilingual: I had to learn my home dialect, the Slovak stardard and the
> Hungarian standard.
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