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  1. 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
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Historical Examples

  • 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.