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South Korea


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Alternate Name
Taehan Min'guk

Taehan-min'guk

Place Type
political
Description
Shares history with Korean Peninsula; was part of Chosŏn kingdom, first founded in 12th cen. BC; dominated by China from 3rd cen. BC; Buddhism arrived 4th cen.; invaded by Mongols 13th cen., by Japanese 16th cen.; divided from North Korea after WW II; official language is Korean (an Altaic language with Chinese loanwords), though English & Chinese are also spoken.
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