Countries in Korean – The Complete List of Country Names

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In this free lesson, we will cover the full list of countries in Korean.

This list of country names will be extremely valuable when learning the Korean language. If you plan to have conversations in Korean or just learn the language for fun, you will for sure be asked about where you are from.

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How to Use this List of Country Names

We’ve already learned how to introduce yourself in Korean. And as you may know through that lesson, as well as your other international experiences, where you come from is often part of the introduction process.

The next time you get asked, you will easily be able to tell your new Korean friends where you’re from in their language. And you’ll also be able to understand when your other international friends tell you in Korean where they’re from!

Map of the Globe

We’ve divided the countries into categories based on the continent. They are listed in alphabetical order in English, with the Korean words next to them.

Languages in Korean

In many cases, you can express the languages of these countries by adding an 어 (eo) to the end of the country names. For example, the word for Japan is 일본 (ilbon). If you are learning the Japanese language, you are learning 일본어 (ilboneo).

Flags of countries around the world

Korea is 한국 (hanguk). If you are learning the Korean language, you’re learning 한국어 (hangugeo). China is 중국 (jungguk), and the Chinese language is 중국어 (junggugeo).

This works in many cases, but not for every country and language.

Europe (유럽)

Here are the European country names in Korean. Some of the words in Korean may sound like the country name, and others may not.

EnglishKorean
Albania알바니아 (albania)
Andorra안도라 (andora)
Armenia아르메니아 (areumenia)
Austria오스트리아 (oseuteuria)
Azerbaijan아제르바이잔 (ajereubaijan)
Belarus벨라루스 (bellaruseu)
Belgium벨기에 (belgie)
Bosnia and Herzegovina보스니아 헤르체고비나 (boseunia hereuchegobina)
Bulgaria불가리아 (bulgaria)
Croatia크로아티아 (keuroatia)
Cyprus키프로스 (kipeuroseu)
Czech Republic체코 (cheko)
Denmark덴마크 (denmakeu)
Estonia에스토니아 (eseutonia)
Finland핀란드 (pillandeu)
France프랑스 (peurangseu)
Georgia그루지아 (geurujia)
Germany독일 (dogil)
Greece그리스 (geuriseu)
Hungary헝가리 (heonggari)
Iceland아이슬란드 (aiseullandeu)
Ireland아일랜드 (aillaendeu)
Italy이탈리아 (itallia)
Kazakhstan카자흐스탄 (kajaheuseutan)
Latvia라트비아 (rateubia)
Liechtenstein리히텐슈타인 (rihitensyutain)
Lithuania리투아니아 (rituania)
Luxembourg룩셈부르크 (ruksembureukeu)
Malta몰타 (molta)
Moldova몰도바 (moldoba)
Monaco모나코 (monako)
Montenegro몬테네그로 (montenegeuro)
Netherlands네덜란드 (nedeollandeu)
North Macedonia마케도니아 공화국 (makedonia gonghwaguk)
Norway노르웨이 (noreuwei)
Poland폴란드 (pollandeu)
Portugal포르투갈 (poreutugal)
Romania루마니아 (rumania)
Russia러시아 (reosia)
San Marino산마리노 (sanmarino)
Serbia세르비아 (sereubia)
Slovakia슬로바키아 (seullobakia)
Slovenia슬로베니아 (seullobenia)
Spain스페인 (seupein)
Sweden스웨덴 (seuweden)
Switzerland스위스 (seuwiseu)
Turkey터키 (teoki)
Ukraine우크라이나 (ukeuraina)
United Kingdom영국 (yeongguk)

Asia (아시아)

Here is a list of the Asian country names in Korean.

EnglishKorean
Afghanistan아프가니스탄 (apeuganiseutan)
Bahrain바레인 (barein)
Bangladesh방글라데시 (banggeulladesi)
Bhutan부탄 (butan)
Brunei브루나이 (beurunai)
Cambodia캄보디아 (kambodia)
China중국 (jungguk)
India인도 (indo)
Indonesia인도네시아 (indonesia)
Iran이란 (iran)
Iraq이라크 (irakeu)
Israel이스라엘 (iseurael)
Jordan요르단 (yoreudan)
Japan일본 (ilbon)
Kuwait쿠웨이트 (kuweiteu)
Kyrgyzstan키르기스스탄 (kireugiseuseutan)
Laos라오스 (raoseu)
Lebanon레바논 (rebanon)
Malaysia말레시아 (mallesia)
Maldives몰디브 (moldibeu)
Mongolia몽골 (monggol)
Myanmar미얀마 (miyanma)
Nepal네팔 (nepal)
North Korea북한 (bukan)
Oman오만 (oman)
Pakistan파키스탄 (pakiseutan)
Palestine팔레스타인 (palleseutain)
Philippines필리핀 (pillipin)
Qatar카타르 (katareu)
Saudi Arabia사우디아라비아 (saudiarabia)
Singapore싱가포르 (singgaporeu)
South Korea대한민국 (daehanminguk)
Sri Lanka스리랑카 (seurirangka)
Syria시리아 (siria)
Taiwan대만 (daeman)
Tajikistan타지키스탄 (tajikiseutan)
Thailand태국 (taeguk)
Turkmenistan투르크메니스탄 (tureukeumeniseutan)
United Arab Emirates (UAE)아랍에미리트 (arabemiriteu)
Uzbekistan우즈베키스탄 (ujeubekiseutan)
Vietnam베트남 (beteunam)
Yemen예멘 (yemen)

Africa (아프리카)

Here are the African country names in Korean.

EnglishKorean
Algeria알제리 (aljeri)
Angola앙골라 (anggolla)
Benin베냉 (benaeng)
Botswana보츠와나 (bocheuwana)
Burkina Faso부르키나파소 (bureukinapaso)
Burundi부룬디 (burundi)
Cabo Verde카보베르데 (kabobereude)
Cameroon카메룬 (kamerun)
Central African Republic중앙아프리카 공화국 (jungangapeurika gonghwaguk)
Chad차드 (chadeu)
Comoros코모로 (komoro)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the콩고 민주 공화국 (konggo minju gonghwaguk)
Congo, Republic of the콩고 공화국 (konggo gonghwaguk)
Cote d’Ivoire코트디부아르 (koteudibuareu)
Djibouti지부티 (jibuti)
Egypt이집트 (ijipteu)
Equatorial Guinea적도 기니 (jeokdo gini)
Eritrea에리트레아 (eriteurea)
Ethiopia에티오피아 (etiopia)
Gabon가봉 (gabong)
Gambia감비아 (gambia)
Ghana가나 (gana)
Guinea기니 (gini)
Guinea-Bissau기니비사우 (ginibisau)
Kenya케냐 (kenya)
Lesotho레소토 (resoto)
Liberia라이베리아 (raiberia)
Libya리비아 (ribia)
Madagascar마다가스카르 (madagaseukareu)
Malawi
말라위 (mallawi)
Mali말리 (malli)
Mauritania모리타니 (moritani)
Mauritius모리셔스 (morisyeoseu)
Morocco모로코 (moroko)
Mozambique모잠비크 (mojambikeu)
Namibia나미비아 (namibia)
Niger니제르 (nijereu)
Nigeria나이지리아 (naijiria)
Rwanda르완다 (reuwanda)
Sao Tome and Principe상투메프린시페 (sangtumepeurinsipe)
Senegal세네갈 (senegal)
Seychelles세이셸 (seisyel)
Sierra Leone시에라레온 (sierareon)
Somalia소말리아 (somallia)
South Africa남아프리카 공화국 (namapeurika gonghwaguk)
South Sudan남수단 (namsudan)
Sudan수단 (sudan)
Tanzania탄자니아 (tanjania)
Togo토고 (togo)
Tunisia튀니지 (twiniji)
Uganda우간다 (uganda)
Zambia잠비아 (jambia)
Zimbabwe짐바브웨 (jimbabeuwe)

Americas (아메리카)

Here is how you say the country names of North, Central, and South America in Korean.

EnglishKorean
Antigua and Barbuda앤티가바부다 (aentigababuda)
Argentina아르헨티나 (areuhentina)
Bahamas바하마 (bahama)
Barbados바베이도스 (babeidoseu)
Belize벨리즈 (bellijeu)
Bolivia볼리비아 (bollibia)
Brazil브라질 (beurajil)
Canada캐나다 (kaenada)
Chile칠레 (chille)
Colombia콜롬비아 (kollombia)
Costa Rica코스타리카 (koseutarika)
Cuba쿠바 (kuba)
Dominica도미니카 (dominika)
Dominican Republic도미니카 공화국
(dominika gonghwaguk)
Ecuador에콰도르 (ekwadoreu)
El Salvador엘살바도르 (elsalbadoreu)
Grenada그레나다 (geurenada)
Guatemala과테말라 (gwatemalla)
Guyana가이아나 (gaiana)
Haiti아이티 (aiti)
Honduras온두라스 (onduraseu)
Jamaica자메이카 (jameika)
Mexico멕시코 (meksiko)
Nicaragua니카라과 (nikaragwa)
Panama
파나마 (panama)
Paraguay파라과이 (paragwai)
Peru페루 (peru)
Saint Kitts and Nevis세인트키츠네비스 (seinteukicheunebiseu)
Saint Lucia세인트루시아 (seinteurusia)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines세인트빈센트그레나딘 (seinteubinsenteugeurenadin)
Suriname수리남 (surinam)
Trinidad and Tobago트리니다드토바고 (teurinidadeutobago)
Uruguay우루과이 (urugwai)
United States미국 (miguk)
Venezuela베네수엘라 (benesuella)

Oceania (오세아니아)

Here are the country names of Oceania in Korean. Note that some names may be said in two different ways. For example, Australia can be 호주 (hoju) or 오스트레일리아 (oseuteureillia).

The former is the original Korean version, which is used most of the time. The latter is the spelling of the English version in Korean letters. You are free to use either one.

EnglishKorean
Australia호주 (hoju)
Cook Islands쿡 제도 (kuk jedo)
Kiribati키리바시 (kiribasi)
Marshall Islands마셜제도 (masyeoljedo)
Micronesia미크로네시아 (mikeuronesia)
Nauru나우루 (nauru)
New Zealand뉴질랜드 (nyujillaendeu)
Niue니우에 섬 (Niue)
Palau팔라우 (pallau)
Papua New Guinea파푸아뉴기니 (papuanyugini)
Samoa사모아 (samoa)
Solomon Islands솔로몬제도 (sollomonjedo)
Tonga통가 (tongga)
Tuvalu투발루 (tuballu)
Vanuatu바누아투 (banuatu)

Now you know the correct vocabulary for the various country names in Korean. These words are a foundational part of the language, so get used to hearing and speaking them. Studying country names is a great way to learn Korean.

If your country is missing us from this list, let us know and we will help you. Otherwise, tell us in the comments where you’re from – in Korean! We’d love to know where on the globe you are at.

    6 replies to "Countries in Korean – The Complete List of Country Names"

    • Avatar for Alexis Wolfgramm Alexis Wolfgramm

      Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau are missing from your Oceania list I am from the Cook Islands, we are a self governing country.

      • Avatar for 90 Day Korean 90 Day Korean

        Thanks for letting us know, Alexis! We are very sorry for missing these countries. We’ll update the article soon. ^^

    • Avatar for Donjeta Donjeta

      안녕하세요,
      Can you please tell me how KOSOVO is written in Korean?
      감사합니다!

      • Avatar for 90 Day Korean 90 Day Korean

        Hi, Donjeta! Please follow our instructions: 1. Try to sound out and write your name in Korean (한글). If you can’t read Korean, you can learn the Korean alphabet here, 90daykorean.com/learn-korean-alphabet. 2. please tell us how to pronounce your name! ^^

    • Avatar for Nicole Nicole

      By any chance, can I receive a pdf version of this page?

      • Avatar for 90 Day Korean 90 Day Korean

        Hi, Nicole! I’m sorry that we don’t offer pdf files yet. You can copy and paste the content to a word processor and convert it to a pdf file. ^^

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