Hungarian Language

One of the strongest ties to the Hungarian culture is the language spoken by the many families that have inherited it through the ages. It is an important part of the Hungarian heritage, and something that is critical to understanding the history of the Hungarian people.

The primary Hungarian language is Hungarian (also known as Maygar). Of the languages that originated in the Ural mountains, or the Uralic languages, Hungarian has the largest number of people utilizing it. Inside of Hungary, Hungarian is official language of the government and in the educational system. It is also the primary language of more than 9.5 million speakers, which is a vast majority of the country. The Hungarian language is also one of the European Union’s official languages.

Outside of Hungary, another estimated 3.3 million people speak the Hungarian language, primarily in Romania, Ukraine, Israel, the U.S. and others. While “Standard Hungarian” is the language based on what is spoken in Budapest, there are a large variety of urban and rural language dialects are spoken throughout the world.

About The Museum


Tuesdays and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Also, open by appointment for tour groups and schools. Contact 225-294-5732.

Museum Admission Fees - Donation Only

There are no admission fees. Donations may be made while visitng or on our website.

It is located in the restored Hungarian Settlement school, and is dedicated to the historical preservation of the Hungarian community in Albany, Louisiana.

Hungarian History

In the late 1800s, Hungarian settlers began to move from the harsh industrial environments of the North and East United States to a more desirable and familiar agricultural environment.

Photo Gallery

Our photo gallery features both historic and recent photos that illustrate the rich history and culture of South Louisiana’s Hungarian settlers. Also includes photos of our museum renovation.