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Background of Hangeul creation

Let's find out how and why Hangeul was made.

Today we will learn about the background behind Hangeul’s creation.

The illustrations alone were not enough to help the illiterate population understand “Samgang Haengsildo.”

In this historical context, it was groundbreaking from a political perspective that King Sejong made Hangeul for the common people to easily learn.


한글(Hangeul), 세종대왕(King Sejong)

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The Korean Alphabet: An Introduction to Hangeul

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