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Languages of Korea, North

Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Chosun Minchu-chui Inmin Konghwa-guk. 22,697,553. National or official language: Korean. Literacy rate: 91% to 99%. Also includes Chinese (51,000). Information mainly from B. Comrie 1987. Blind population: 110,000 (1982 WCE). The number of languages listed for Korea, North is 1.

Living languages


[kor] 20,000,000 in North Korea (1986).  Dialects: Hamgyongdo (North Hamgyongdo, South Hamgyongdo), P'yong'ando (North P'yong'ando, South P'yong'ando), Hwanghaedo.  Classification: Language Isolate 
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