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Székely-Hungarian Rovás Rovás (Hungarian Runes)

Székely-Hungarian Rovás, which are also known as Hungarian Runes, are thought to have descended from the Turkic script (Kök Turki) used in Central Asia, though some scholars believe the Székely-Hungarian Rovás pre-date the Turkic script. They were used by the Székler Magyars in Hungary until the 11th century. In remote parts of Transylvania however, the runes were still used up until the 1850s. During the 20th century there was a revival of interest in the alphabet.

Notable features

Used to write

Hungarian (Magyar), a Uralic language with about 15 million speakers in Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and Slovakia. There are also many people of Hungarian origin in the UK and other European countries, the USA, Canada and Australia.

Székely-Hungarian Rovás

Székely-Hungarian Rovás


Székely-Hungarian Rovás numerals

Sample texts

Sample text in Székely-Hungarian Rovás

Translation into Modern Hungarian

(Ezt) az Úr születése utáni 1501. évben írták. Mátyás, János, István kovácsok csinálták. Mátyás mester (és) Gergely mester csinálták [uninterpretable].

English translation

(This) was written in the 1501st year of our Lord. The smiths Matthias, John (and) Stephen did (this). Master Matthias (and) Master Gergely did [uninterpretable]


Logo and name of the Feher Taltos Traditional Hungarian Drummers (Regélő Fehér Táltos)


Feher Taltos Traditional Hungarian Drummers (Regélő Fehér Táltos)


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