Language Info

Korean written in Korean script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Alternate Scripts for Korean

  • Korean can also be written using the Hangul script
  • Korean can also be written using the Jamo script

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language

Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..


Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Korean uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Korean is 77,149,545 people across 6 countries.

South Korea

51,181,300 people
100.00% literate in Korean

North Korea

22,218,328 people
88.00% literate in Korean


2,068,950 people
0.15% literate in Korean

United States

979,878 people
0.30% literate in Korean


657,545 people


43,544 people


Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. CLDR Exemplar Characters