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PronouncedPron.kə-REE-ə English
ko-RE-a German

Meaning & History

From medieval Latin Corea, itself derived from GORYEO, the name of a kingdom which ruled most of the Korean Peninsula from the 10th to 14th centuries. This is the name of two countries, North and South Korea. Hanguk and Joseon are the Korean names for the countries.
Other Languages & CulturesCorée French Corea Italian Goryeo Korean Corea Late Roman Corea Spanish
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute