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Language was a key indicator of affiliation for modern Hungarian national consciousness. After the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, increasing pressure was exerted on the multilingual population groups in the Kingdom of Hungary to adopt Hungarian as their national language. The majority of the Jewish population welcomed this initiative. Voluntary Magyarization, associated with hopes for …

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Bányai, Viktória, “Hungarian”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0957>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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