Place Name GORYEO

TYPE: Region
USAGE: Korean
OTHER SCRIPTS: 고려 (Korean Hangul)

Meaning & History

Possibly means "walled city" or "center" in Korean. This was the name of a kingdom which ruled most of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is based on it.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Korea (Czech), Korea (Dutch), Korea (English), Korea (Finnish), Corée (French), Korea (German), Corea (Italian), Corea (Late Roman), Corea (Spanish)
Entry added March 14, 2016