Welcome to the Hungarian Wikibook, a free online textbook on the Hungarian language. Hungarian is spoken by roughly 14.5 million people in Hungary and elsewhere. Hungary is a country in the south-eastern region of Central Europe, bordering the Balkan Peninsula. Hungarian is spoken in Europe but is not an Indo-European language, and bears little resemblance to languages of the Indo-European family. It is classed as a Finno-Ugric language, its closest relatives being Finnish, Estonian and some similar languages spoken in the parts of Russia adjoining Finland and Estonia.