South Korean Language and Languages
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The Koreans are one ethnic family speaking one language. They share certain distinct physical characteristics which different Asian people, including the Chinese and the Japanese, and they have a strong cultural identity as one ethnic family. The Korean language is spoken by more than 65 million people living on the peninsula and its outlying islands as well as in other parts of the world. The fact that the Koreans speak and write the same language has been a crucial factor in its identity. Modern Korea has several different dialects including the standard one used in Seoul and central areas, but any speakers/listeners do not have trouble understanding each other.