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Hangul

[hahng-gool] /ˈhɑŋ gul/
noun
1.
the Korean alphabetic writing system, introduced in the 15th century, containing 14 consonants and 11 vowels.
Origin of Hangul
< Korean, equivalent to han great (but frequently taken to be Han < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese hán Korea) + kŭl writing
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