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Laszlo Tokes: the Hungarian minority has every right to make their language official in Transylvania

de A.C.     HotNews.ro
Vineri, 22 mai 2009, 11:00 English | Top News

The Hungarian minority has every right to make their language official in Transylvania, central Romania, Hungarian National Council president Laszlo Tokes declared, quoted by Romanian news agency Mediafax. He added that it is unacceptable that in Cluj Napoca, central Romania, which was the capital of Transylvania for centuries, the Hungarian language is officially left out.

The Civic Engagement movement and the Hungarian internet website Transindex gathered some 22,500 signatures for a petition urging the introduction of both Hungarian and German languages on historical monuments in Cluj Napoca.

Both the German and the Hungarian communities had an important role in the history of the town and the initiative of the local mayor to translate the information on historical monuments in English and French should also reflect the town's multiculturalism, a press release reads.




















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