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Re: Vaszalin/Vaszalic
Posted by: Robert T. (ID *****5817) Date: July 24, 2011 at 19:38:18
In Reply to: Re: Vaszalin/Vaszalic by Gaby Vasalech of 4366

Gaby, it never hurts to post a query on any pertinent message board, so yes, I would say go ahead and post on the Hungary board as well.

This was maybe just a typo on your part in your reply to me, but note again that the correct Romanian name of this village is Ucea de Jos, with an "s" at the end, not a "b" -- ("de jos" is Romanian for "lower"; "alsó" is Hungarian for "lower", and "unter" is German for "lower").

As mentioned last time, Transylvania is a multi-ethnic region, Romanians, Hungarians (or Magyars, as the ethnic Hungarians call themselves), Germans, Armenians, Jews, and Gypsies being the primary nationalities, but small numbers of other nationalities such as Czechs also represented. Transylvania has a very interesting and fascinating history. There is a lot more to Transylvania than Dracula!

What, by the way, was Dan Vasalech's ethnicity?

You can't confuse the small Austria and the small Hungary of today with the vast pre-1919 Austria and the vast pre-1919 Hungary. I will give you the links to a couple of maps of the pre-1919 Austro-Hungarian Empire, so that you know what it looked like.

The following link will take you to a page where you will see two maps. The upper map shows pre-1919 Austria in red, pre-1919 Hungary in green. The lower map shows Austria's provinces. Transylvania formed the eastern end of pre-1919 Hungary. (Croatia-Slavonia was under Hungarian rule until 1918. That's clear from the upper map, but perhaps not so clear from the lower map.)

And here's the link to a web page showing another map of pre-1919 Austria-Hungary. "Cisleithania" refers to Austria, "Transleithania" to Hungary, the Austrian lands lying west of the Leitha River, the Hungarian lands lying east of the Leitha River. As mentioned, Transylvania formed the eastern end of pre-1919 Hungary.


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