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(Encyclopedia) Korean, language of uncertain ancestry. It is thought by some scholars to be akin to Japanese, by others to be a member of the Altaic subfamily of the Ural-Altaic family of languages (?

Korean War

(Encyclopedia) Korean War, conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into?

Chinese & Korean Words

Asian loan words in English by Ann-Marie Imbornoni Asian Loan Words IntroductionWords derived from: Chinese & Korean JapaneseMalay & TagalogPolynesianAmoy (eastern China) pekoe?

Korean War (1950?1953)

1950North Korean Communist forces invade South Korea (June 25). UN calls for cease-fire and asks UN members to assist South Korea (June 27). Truman orders U.S. forces into Korea (June 27).?

Asian Food Primer: Korean Food

by David Johnson Asian Foods Guide Common ingredients and popular dishes of various cultures. IntroductionEast Asia ChinaJapanKorea MongoliaTibetPacific Region FijiHawaiiPapua New?

Liancourt Rocks

(Encyclopedia) Liancourt Rocks, Jap. Takeshima, Korean Dokdo or Tokdo, island group, 58 acres (23 hectares), in the SW Sea of Japan, roughly midway between the Japanese island of Honshu and the?

Kumgang, Mount

(Encyclopedia) Kumgang, Mount ko?omgng, mountain, SE North Korea, rising to 5,374 ft (1,638 m). There are scenic ravines and caverns and many ancient Buddhist temples, as well as a modern resort?

Palisades Park

(Encyclopedia) Palisades Park, residential borough (1990 pop. 14,536), Bergen co., NE N.J.; inc. 1899. Palisades Park is notable for its proportionally high Korean-American population.