Hungarian Csángós in Moldavia

Essays on the Past and Present of the Hungarian Csángós in Moldavia

Edited by Diószegi László


Contents

Benda Kálmán
THE HUNGARIANS OF MOLDAVIA (CSÁNGÓS)
IN THE 16TH - 17TH CENTURIES (Translated by Dudich Endre)
7
Brief History of Moldavia 7
A Review of Historical Research 10
Moldavia in the 16th and 17th Centuries 17
Geographical Arrangement of the Hungarians of Moldavia 24
Number of Hungarians in Moldavia 24
Social and Economic Status of the Hungarians in Moldavia 27
Self-consciousness and Education of the Hungarians of Moldavia 31
The Prominent Role of the Church 31

Vincze Gábor
AN OVERVIEW OF THE MODERN HISTORY OF THE
MOLDAVIAN CSÁNGÓ-HUNGARIANS (Translated by Nagy Ildikó Noémi)
51
1. The Csángó-Hungarians in bourgeois-nationalist Romania 51
1.1 Changes in the populations of Catholics and Csángó-Hungarians 51
1.2 The reasons for the language switch among
the Hungarian Catholic population
53
1.3 The tools of Romanian assimilation politics 54
1.4 The connection of the Moldavian Csángós to Hungary 55
1.5 The Moldavian Csángós in Greater Romania 57
1.6 Attempt at the relocation of the Csángó-Hungarians
to Hungary during World War II.
59
2. Reparation or emancipation? Moldavian Csángó-Hungarians
in the years of the "People Democracy" (1945-1959)
63
2.1 The continuation of emigration fever after World War II 63
2.2 The Csángó Politics of Stalinist Romania 65
3. The "virtual disappearance" of Csángó-Hungarians
in the decades of national-communism
70
4. The Emantipation Struggles of Csángó-Hungarians
in Post-Communist Romania 1999-2000 (a perspective)
72

Pozsony Ferenc
CHURCH LIFE IN MOLDAVIAN HUNGARIAN
COMMUNITIES (Translated by Nagy Ildikó Noémi)
83

Tánczos Vilmos
ABOUT THE DEMOGRAPHY OF THE MOLDAVIAN
CSÁNGÓS (Translated by Korompay Margit)
117
1. The Term "Csángó" 117
2. The Problem of Origins 118
3. History, Internal Classification, Historical Demography 119
4. The Use of the Hungarian Language-Linguistic Assimilation 125
5. Knowledge of the Hungarian Language Today 128
6. Linguistic Knowledge and Ethnic Identity. Some Conclusions 136

Domokos Mária
THE CHARACTER OF THE CSÁNGÓ FOLK SONG AND THE
HISTORY OF ITS RESEARCH (Translated by Pokoly Judit)
149
Music Examples 156

Benő Attila and Murádin László
CSÁNGÓ DIALECT - CSÁNGÓ ORIGINS (Translated by Nagy Ildikó Noémi)
163
LIST OF SETTLEMENT NAMES 177

Vissza