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In the "usual western system" (I'm not sure if there's a more formal name for this), we have given names first, then family names last. In contrast, in the "eastern system", the order is reversed.

Hungary follows the "eastern system". Why? What is the historical explanation for this anomaly?

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    Can you edit your question to explain what you are after beyond what is on the Wikipedia page and linked articles? Commented Dec 9, 2018 at 8:38
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    @sempaiscuba: The only explanation I can find on that page or any of the linked articles is simply the claim that "Hungary (the original homeland of the Hungarians was likely in Asia, at the southern foothills of the Ural Mountains)". I am not satisfied with this explanation because to my knowledge, the cultures (currently) near the southern Urals do not follow the Hungarian/eastern name order either.
    – user34317
    Commented Dec 9, 2018 at 11:00
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    @JohnDallman - it seems that the Wikipedia article contains only a few general descriptions (including the "eastern/western" naming-duality) that are not satisfactory as an explanation.
    – user8690
    Commented Dec 9, 2018 at 13:31
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    @cipricus I'm inclined to agree. However, those 'general descriptions' would be a valid answer to the question as currently written, which is why the fact that they are not a sufficient explanation should have been included in the question by the OP. When the information in a Wikipedia article is found to be deficient, that deficiency should be the focus of the question. Commented Dec 9, 2018 at 15:30
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    @dtcm840 No, nobody expects you to "read every book and every Yahoo answer post and explain why I am not satisfied with each explanation", but we do like to see evidence of research. In this case, there is a reason given on Wikipedia, but that reason is insufficient (although it would be a valid answer to the question as currently written!). Just include what Wikipedia says in your question (quote and cite), say why it is inadequate (as you did in your comment above), and be clear about what it is that you are actually asking for. Commented Dec 11, 2018 at 2:48

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