[ hahng-gool ]
/ ˈhɑŋ gul /
the Korean alphabetic writing system, introduced in the 15th century, containing 14 consonants and 11 vowels.
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Origin of Hangul
<Korean, equivalent to han great (but frequently taken to be Han<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese hán Korea) + kŭl writing
Words nearby Hangul
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Example sentences from the Web for Hangul
The hangul system (15th century) expressed, for Koreans, a desire for self- identity.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
The Himalayan fauna is also represented by a race of the Kashmir hangul deer.