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From Middle English *Hungerland, from Old English Hungerland, Ungerland (Hungary), equivalent to Hungar +‎ land. Compare German Hungarland, Ungarland (Hungary), Icelandic Ungverjaland (Hungary).

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  1. (archaic, rare) Hungary (Magyarország).
    • 1611, Giovanni Botero, Relations of the Most Famous Kingdoms and Commonwealths:
      The gouernment of Hungarland was anciently spirituall & seculer, the spiritualty was gouerned by the Arch-Byshop of Strigonium (who were Chancellors os the Land) and of Colozza.
    • 2009, Monica Matei-Chesnoiu, Early Modern Drama and the Eastern European Elsewhere:
      Considering that the surrounding text mentions imported fashions from other parts of Europe (France, Italy), it is possible that "Hungerland" should mean Hungary and the reference would be to a special kind of ribbon produced there.
    • 2011, Alison Pick, Far to Go:
      “A pact between Poland, Romania, and the Hungarians.” “But what about us?” The tongs snapped closed. “We're lost already. ... you're needed to go to the Hungerland factory. On a flax-buying mission.” “Received word from who? Max?”

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