Casinos supporting Korean language

Korean, like many Asian languages, is as much rooted in writing as it is speaking. That is because it draws much of its origins in terms of written language directly from China where the most prominent work toward developing written language happened in the region.

The original Korean characters, known as hanja, were adapted from the Chinese pictographic system that included over 30,000 characters, but in the 15th century a national written language was commissioned by Sejong the Great. This system, called Hangul, didn't come into widely accepted use until the early 20th century, however, because of the aristocracy's preference for the older characters. Despite centuries of push-back, Hangul is the written language used in both North and South Korea today.

Despite drawing a written language from China, spoken Korean is a linguistic isolate, seeming to have no "genetic" connection to other languages with linguists unable to demonstrate descent from a common ancestral tongue to something else.

Korean is spoken as the official language of both North and South Korea as well as the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China. It has roughly 80 million speakers worldwide both in terms of native speakers and those who know it as a second language.


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