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The similarities between Hungary and China are amazing

China’s “brothers” who have been separated for thousands of years

By 青木Published 3 months ago 4 min read

Let’s take a look at the diet first. In the eating habits of most Europeans, they tend to prefer high-calorie foods, such as various fried and grilled delicacies.

But in Hungary, it's a different story. In addition to European food, local restaurants also have a variety of cooked delicacies.

The local area mainly uses beef and potatoes as the main ingredients, and the cooking method is very similar to the home cooking method in the north.

In terms of traditional customs, who would have thought that this European country has retained the custom of lion dancing. Lion dancing has become an indispensable part of local festivals. The suona is often seen together with the lion dance. As a relatively traditional musical instrument in China, it is actually loved by everyone in Hungary. However, unlike China, the performance is more inclined to the Hungarian music style.

As a form of Chinese folk art, paper-cutting can also be seen in the country of Hungary. Not only that, after combining local elements and styles over the years, unique local characteristics have been born. The amazing thing is that Hungary, as a country in Europe, also has similarities in Chinese. We all know that foreigners’ names are completely opposite to those of us in China.

They are used to putting the first name first and the last name last. Hungary has completely inherited the Chinese characteristics in this regard. It adopts the habit of putting the last name first and then the first name. When we open the Hungarian grammar and vocabulary, we can see that Many of the pinyin in it are very similar to Chinese, especially some vocabulary words are similar to some dialects in northern my country.

It would be okay if the cultures are somewhat similar, but the key point is that their appearance is somewhat biased towards the Chinese side. Most Europeans generally have white skin and yellow hair, and the colors of their eyes and pupils are also very different. However, Hungary once again told everyone that they are completely different from "Europeans".

The local population of Hungary is not large, only about 10 million, and most people have black hair and black pupils. In addition to their appearance, they look a bit European, and other characteristics can be said to be Another type of Chinese. Speaking of the history of Hungary, it can be described as troubled, because almost every era has been invaded by other ethnic groups, including Slavs, Germans, Romans, etc.

On the other side, in 220 BC, the power of the Xiongnu reached its peak, and their empire also spanned the Eurasian continent. It was not a good time, but in the end they were still sent to the Northern Expedition by Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty. Later, the Xiongnu tribe gradually split up, and some of them began to migrate westward. After a long journey, they finally arrived and settled on the grasslands about 3,000 kilometers away from Eastern Europe.

The most powerful leader of the Huns at that time once made the Roman Empire deep in Europe timid, and the territory ruled by the Huns at that time happened to include Hungary. In fact, the view that Hungary is the descendant of the Huns is pursued by many local historians. Petofi, a famous local scholar, is a firm advocate of this view. Many Hungarians believed it true in many subsequent customs and historical evidence. For example, as nomads, they worshiped the sun and moon or formed bloodthirsty alliances.

Such customs can be seen even in some places in Hungary today.

There are two theories about the ancestors of Hungary, which are closely related to the Mongolian people. In 1241, Mongolia carried out the strongest Western Expedition in history. At that time, it was the Mongolian cavalry led by the grandson of Genghis Khan. No matter how powerful they were, the Hungarian country quickly lost its city.

At that time, the indigenous people in Hungary had no power to fight back and had no choice but to raise their hands and surrender. But an accident occurred at this time. Batu's father, who was ruling Mongolia at that time, passed away. It stands to reason that Batu should return to inherit the throne immediately at this time.

However, because he had been fighting abroad for many years, he had no intention of returning to inherit the throne, so he recommended his brother to serve as Khan, and he himself established city-states near Europe. Therefore, Hungary, which was ruled by the Mongols at the time, naturally became a vassal state. However, not long after the establishment of the city-state, Batu was overthrown by other ethnic groups a few decades later, and Hungary became turbulent again.

However, it is worth mentioning that in these years of getting along, the people of Mongolia and Hungary have gradually come together, so there are many Chinese traditions in Hungary.

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