Official status

(Not official in kingdom)

Distribution of speakers

(2010 est.)

  • Native: 32 900 (0.5%)
  • L1 + L2: 41 700 (0.6%)

Rank in ILN


Language family

Altaic (Korean)

Writing system

Hangul; Hanja

Regulated by


Korean (한국어/조선말) is the language spoken mostly in South Korea and North Korea, and its diaspora communities. Approximately 78 million people speak Korean worldwide. In the Imaginary Lands of Nicholas, there are various places in the kingdom where established Korean immigrant communities are found. These communities mainly speak the language.

The Korean population mostly feature from the immigrants during the Korean war in the 1950s, and during the Japanese colonial eras in the late 19th century. In addition, there are some Koreans who originate from pre-historic times, due to the proximity of Korea to the continent. However, these people are of minority and many have assimilated into local cultures and no longer speak the language.

According a study by the University of Watersauga, approximately 30 000 to 40 000 people speak the language natively in the kingdom, with an additional 5 000 to 10 000 people have some degree of knowledge of the language.


Korean is not an official language anywhere in the Imaginary Lands of Nicholas, nor it is a regionally-recognized language, and thus does not have a regulating agency. Education of the language is limited in the kingdom. However, Korean language courses are offered by private institutions, and are quite popular with the spread of Korean pop culture across the globe. More people are learning the language as one of their tertiary language according to a study, after Cantonese and English. The language is one of the largest unrecognized language, and one of the few that is not considered as "endangered" in the kingdom.

The largest concentration of Korean immigrants settled in northeastern Gravenhurst Region and parts of western Xiehe Autonomous Region. An established Korean Town is found in Vandehogan, which became a very popular tourist destination. In addition, indigenous Korean population can be found on the northwest side of the continent, the part of the continent closest to Korea.

Places with a significant Korean populationEdit

Languages in the Imaginary Lands of Nicholas

Official writing systems: Traditional ChineseEnglish

Official Languages
(mandated in all autonomous countries)

Cantonese standardcreole (63%) • English (22%)

Regional Languages
(mandated in some autonomous countries)

French (8%) • Japanese (3%) • Putonghua (3%) • Arabic (< 1%) • Esperanto (< 1%) • Russian (< 1%) • Uyghur (< 1%)

Unrecognized Languages
(not official, but with significant number of speakers)

Korean (< 1%) • Portuguese (< 1%) • Spanish (< 1%) • Vietnamese (< 1%) • Dutch (< 1%)

Percentages in brackets denote the total number of mother tongues (2010 est.) of the specified language.

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