Number of Korean characters

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How many Korean characters are there?


Did you know that the native Korean language is also known as Hangul or Chosongul?  It is interesting to know that Hangul is a featural alphabet of 24 consonant and vowel letters.  Keep in mind that the creator of the alphabet was the court of King Sejong the Great.  Needless to say, the alphabet is now the official script of both South Korea and North Korea.  Not too many people know that in South Korea, Hangul is sometimes augmented by Chinese characters, called hanja.  At the same time, in North Korea, hanja is virtually nonexistent.


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