The Korean language belongs to the Altaic language family, as do the Mongolian and Japanese languages. As of 2002 there were about 75 million people in the world who speak Korean, ranking Korean as the 13th most spoken language in the world. Hangeul (한글, the Korean alphabet) was created by the King, the Great Seo Jong, and many of Korea’s most intelligent nobles and academics in 1443. It consists of 40 letters, 21 of these represent vowels (including 13 diphthongs), and 19 consonants.
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