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  • Mar 08, 2012
  • 01:23 PM

Is the Korean language really an orphan?

Alex Baratta / The Korea Herald
...And while all Koreans know that their alphabet, by extension a part of their overall identity, was single-handedly created by King Sejong, a question mark still persists regarding the origins of their language. Until around the 1960s, the Korean language was widely believed to be part of a hypothesized language family called “Ural-Altaic.”

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