Place Name KOREA

TYPE: Country
PRONOUNCED: kə-REE-ə (English), ko-RE-a (German)  [details]

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/CULTURES: Corée (French), Corea (Italian), Goryeo (Korean), Corea (Late Roman), Corea (Spanish)
Entry updated December 8, 2017