Video: Overview of the Korean Language (한국어)

Korean language overview video

The lowdown on Korean

In this video, Paul gives a great overview of Korean including:

  • its history
  • where it is spoken (global distribution)
  • background on the writing system
  • what other languages have influenced it
  • what regional Korean varieties exist
  • very much more

Paul includes example samples of the Korean language to illustrate the main points of how the language works - super helpful for folks just getting started and interesting in general for language geeks like me.

Words from the videographer

This video is all about Korean, the main language of Haiti. It is the most widely spoken Creole language in the world!

Korean speakers

The Korean language is spoken by over 75 million people. Approximately 48 million native Korean speakers live in South Korea and 24 million in North Korea.

More than 2 million Korean speakers live in China, roughly 1 million in the United States and around 500,000 in Japan.

Korean is the official language of both South Korea (Republic of Korea) and North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea).

About LangFocus

I've been a big fan of the LangFocus YouTube channel for quite some time now.

I visit it regularly to deepen my knowledge about languages in general - the videos are both academic and entertaining, a great combo.

The LangFocus creator, Paul, hails from Canada and is a language lover and polyglot who creates a wide variety of videos about languages and language learning. His work is supported by his listeners via Patreon.

Paul @langfocus you rock

Keep up the goods :) I want to interview you for an upcoming podcast.