Monday, December 24, 2012
In the region of Vinohradiv near the Carpathian mountians, Hungarian has been recognized as a national language. From now on, all signs and notices will also be translated into Hungarian. The decision was taken last week under the initiative of the Party of Hungarians in Ukraine and the Democratic Party of Hungarians in Ukraine. The language law that entered into force the 10th of August provides the possibility for bilingualism in regions where the ethnic minority exceeds 10% of the population. Hungarian had already been made a regional language in September in the region of Berehove, in the Carpathians.