Keywords: Language use regulations in the Czechoslovak legislation. Minority language rights in the First Republic, the Slovak State, during the disenfranchisement and the period after the Second World War. Regulations of language rights until 1968.
The study gives an overview of a half a century’s worth of changes in minority language rights legislation from the perspective of Hungarians living on the territory of today’s Slovakia. It sums up the official regulations of minority language use on a national and municipal level, disjointing the allowances or restrictions of the constitution and the system of constitutional rights, as well as the lower level legislation.