It is also true that the Hungarians of today look European. But their
roots are Mongolic.
From Britannica :(Languages of the world)
„Racially the Uralic people present an unhomogeneous picture.In
general they may be considered a bland of Europeans and Mongoloid types,with the more western groups(especially the Hungarians,Baltic-Finnic and Erzya Mardvin
groups) being strongly European and those of the Urals primarily Mongoloid”.
From ” De Administrado Imperio”by Constantine Porphyrogenitus
„These eight clans of the TURKS(Hungarians) do not obey their own
particular princes…,They have for their first chief the prince who comes by succession of Arpad’s family…”
From „The Mongols” By Jeremiah Curtin
„Five groups of Mongols have made themselves famous in Europe:The
Huns with their mighty chief Attila,the Magyars,The Turks or Osmanli,the
Mongol invaders of Russia…”
From „The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” By Edward Gibbon.
„The(Hungarians) are distinguished by the Greeks under the proper and
peculiar name of Turks, as descendants of that people who had conquered and reigned form China to the Volga (referring to the Mongols)”.
Gaspar Heltai (1490?-1574) Transylvanian Saxon writer and Painter
„The Huns, who we call now Magyars, when they lived in Scythia they were all hunters” At 373 they started to fled from Scythia and arrived to Pannonia where they settled near the river Tisza”
Mahmud Tercüman’s codex. He wrote to the Turkish sultan Suleiman the first at 1543 AD.
Tercüman gave us a very detailed history how the Huns became Magyars, how they invaded Europe and how they settled to Pannonia later on in a second wave. He gave us direct continuity between Attila and later kings of Hungary, who he consider as one royal dynasty, and its exactly what the older codexes wrote about.
From „The Cambridge Medieval History” edited by J.H.Hussey.
„The form ovyypoi,from which are derived the various names current to
this day among the people of Europe(Old Church Slavonic,UGRI;
Russian,VENGRI;German,UNGARN;English,HUNGARIANS;French,HONGROIS;Italian,UNGHERESI,and so on)comes from the Turkic ethnic name ONOGUR meaning
From „The Thirteenth Tribe” by Arthur Koestler.
„We also hear of a fearful encounter which St.Cyril, the Apostle of
the Slav,had with a Magyar horde in 860,on his way to Khazaria.He was
saying his prayers when they rushed at him luporum more ululantes-HOWLING IN
THE MANNER OF WOLVES”.
From „Britannica”(Languages of the world).
„Recent study indicates that it is posible to speak of a Uralic
racial type,an intermediate stage between the European and the Mongoloid,the
basic features of which are medium-dark to dark hair and eye
colour,relatively small stature and often a concave bridge of the
From „Britanica” Hungarian.
„The proto-Hungarians were apparently an ethnic blend of
Ugric(Mongoloid) and Turkish peoples living in western Siberia…The Hungarians were
the scourge of Europe,raiding as far afield as Bremen,Orleans and
Constantinople(the English word OGRE-a men eating man,hideous cruel
man,is a corruption of HUNGAR,attests to their notoriety).
From „1000 years of Hungary” By Emil Lengyel.
„(Hungarian) Folklore speaks about NIMROD the giant,who had two
sons,HUNOR and HAGAR.The former was the ancestor of the HUNS,and MAGOR was the ancestor of the MAGYARS.”
„The experience the Magyars left with the Western world was so
traumatic that even generations later people form the West saw the Hungarians
as apocalyptic monsters. Bishop Otto of Freysing spoke of the exterior of
the Hungarians as ‘ferocious’ at the time of the Crusades :(Their eyes
are sunken,their stature is short,their behavior wild,their language
barbarous,so that one can either accuse fate or marvel at divine
patience for having permitted these monsters the possession of an enchanting
From „History of Hungary” By Denis Sinor
„Though, geographically speaking, of European origin, the Hungarians
who settled in the Danube valley were spiritually and materially,
Asiatics, and belonged to the great Central Euroasiatic cultural family whose
members lived dispersed form the Danube to China, from Persia and
India to the Arctic. The Hungarian bows and arrows…were of exactly the same
type as those used in Central Asia. As nomadic peoples generally do, the
Hungarians disliked towns, and even houses, to which they preferred
tents. According to Otto von Freisingen, as late as the middle of the
twelfth century, summer and autumn were still spent under tents”.
„It is, however quite certain that the Mongoloid type was well
represented among them (Hungarians), and that they were, on the whole, of rather
short stature, with short legs, bowed through continuous riding”.
From George Kedrenos (12th century).
(Describing the events which took place in 895).
„The Emperor had sent the Patrician Skllerous to the Turks WHO were
CALLED Hungarians (Oungroi) to convince them to cross the Danube and attack the
Bulgarians…” (At this time the Hungarians used to live somewhere near Bug river,in
a place called Etel-Kuzu).
From John Zonnaras (12th century).
(Describing the events of 895).
„The Emperor convinced the Turks who lived near Danube and who ARE
CALLED Hungarians (Oungroi) to start war against the Bulgars”.
Ahmad ibn Rustah (Xth Cent AD). Persian explorer and geographer
“The Magyars are a race of Turks and their leader rides out with 20,000 horsemen and this king is called k.nd.h and this name denotes their king, for the name of the man who is actually king over them is ĝ.l.h and all the Magyars accept the orders of their ĝ.l.h in the matter of war and defense and the like.”