The Koreans are an ethnic group oreeginatin in the Korean peninsulae.

Tot population
(85 million (est.)[1])
Regions wi signeeficant populations
 Sooth Korea      50,062,000 (2009 est.)[2]
 North Korea      24,051,218 (2009 est.)[3]

Overseas populations as o 2009
 Fowkrepublic o Cheenae2,336,771[4]
 Unitit States2,102,283[4][5]
 Unitit Kinrick45,295[4]
 New Zealand30,792[4]
 Hong Kong13,288[8]
 Sooth Africae3,949
Korean speakers: 76 million[9]
majority: nan-releegious an atheist, minority: Korean Buddhism, Korean Christianity, Muism (Korean Shamanism), Cheondoism, Islam. Backgrund o Korean Confucianism.[10][11]



Sooth Koreans caw thairsels Hanguk-in (한국인; 韓國人), or simply Han-in (한인; 韓人). Informally they caw themselves Hanguk-saram (한국 사람).

North Koreans caw theairsels Chosŏn-in (조선인) or Chosŏn-saram (조선 사람).

The ethnic Koreans, who live in Central Asie, caw thairsels Koryo-saram (Hangul: 고려 사람, Cyrillic: Корё сарам).


  1. Korean Peninsulae (52 million + 26 million) + Korean diaspora (6.8 million)
  2. "Population of South Korea 2010". 1 Februar 2010. Retrieved 4 Mey 2012.
  3. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 25 Mairch 2009. Retrieved 16 Januar 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab 재외동포현황/Current Status of Overseas Compatriots. South Korea: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 2009. Archived frae the original on 23 October 2010. Retrieved 21 Mey 2009.
  5. Note that the 2006 American Community Survey gave a much smaller figure of 1,520,703. See S0201. Selected Population Profile in the United States. United States Census Bureau. Archived frae the original on 12 Februar 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2007.
  6. The 2002 Russian census gave a figure of 148,556. See "Население по национальности и владению русским языком по субъектам Российской Федерации" (in Russian). Федеральная служба государственной статистики. Archived frae the original (Microsoft Excel) on 4 November 2006. Retrieved 1 December 2006. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  7. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 16 Januar 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 26 Mey 2012. Retrieved 16 Januar 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  10. "International Religious Freedom Report 2008 – Korea, Republic of". U.S. Department of State. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. 22 Januar 2009. Retrieved 31 Januar 2009.
  11. "". 12 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 4 Mey 2012.