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Invention and Distribution of Hangeul

Let's learn about invention and distribution of Hangeul.

Having an illiterate common class helped the ruling class to maintain their power, so the elite opposed the creation of an alphabet that was easy to learn.

King Sejong, who was knowledgeable of the system of sounds, believed it was necessary to create a writing system that was right for the sounds of spoken Korean.


훈민정음 해례본(Hunminjeoneum Haerye), 한글날(Hangeul day)

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The Korean Alphabet: An Introduction to Hangeul

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