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Hungarian and Slavic Contact
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The first superficial contacts of the Hungarians and Slavs took place in the 9th century CE in the East European Plain at the time of the migration of Hungarian tribes. However, intensive contacts began after they relocated to the Carpathian basin, where the ancestors of today’s Hungarians settled among Slavs who spoke Late Common Slavic dialects. In the course of their assimilation among the Slavophone population of the central territories in a community characterized by Slavic-Hungarian…

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Zoltán, András, “Hungarian and Slavic Contact”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_035986>
First published online: 2020

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