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The village is home to the people of two ethnicities; with an autochtonous ethnic Hungarian community. Slovene and Hungarian are both recognized as official languages.
The bilingual village of Motvarjevci / Szentlászló is located approximately 12 km from Moravske Toplice and approximately 2 km from Pordašinci. The village of many farms has approximately 180 inhabitants, the majority of which are members of the ethnic Hungarian community.
The Hungarian namesake of the village is the saint St. Ladislaus. An interesting fact about the village is that the majority of the villages are Calvinists, making Motvarjevci / Szentlászló the largest Calvinist community, not only in the Municipality of Moravske Toplice, but in the entire region of Prekmurje. The community has its own church. The village is also the location of the only Calvinist (Protestant Reformed) parish in Slovenia.
A particular feature of the village is its local cemetery with headstones in the form of cross-less wooden beams with memorial plaques.
Travellers, who pass the Motvarjevci forest in direction of the 'Bukovniško jezero' lake, reach Vogler's Cottage – a National Liberation (NOB) monument, which served as a Partisan shelter during World War II.
Local societies regularly organise leisure and cultural events. The most popular leisure and recreational event of the village is the December 'Adventni pohod' – Advent Hike to Velemér in Hungary. The villagers are also very proud of their local folklore group.