Countries in Korean – The Complete List of Country Names

Last Updated on June 29, 2021 by 90 Day Korean
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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.

Globe in front of the world map

Here is a free PDF guide of these country lists that you can download and take with you:

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
Albania (albania)
Andorra(andora)
Armenia (areumenia)
Austria (oseuteuria)
Azerbaijan (ajereubaijan)
Belarus (bellaruseu)
Belgium (belgie)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (boseunia hereuchegobina)
Bulgaria (bulgaria)
Croatia (keuroatia)
Cyprus (kipeuroseu)
Czech Republic (cheko)
Denmark (denmakeu)
Estonia (eseutonia)
Finland (pillandeu)
France (peurangseu)
Georgia (geurujia)
Germany (dogil)
Greece (geuriseu)
Hungary (heonggari)
Iceland (aiseullandeu)
Ireland (aillaendeu)
Italy (itallia)
Kazakhstan (kajaheuseutan)
Latvia (rateubia)
Liechtenstein (rihitensyutain)
Lithuania (rituania)
Luxembourg (ruksembureukeu)
Malta (molta)
Moldova (moldoba)
Monaco (monako)
Montenegro (montenegeuro)
Netherlands (nedeollandeu)
North Macedonia (makedonia gonghwaguk)
Norway (noreuwei)
Poland (pollandeu)
Portugal (poreutugal)
Romania (rumania)
Russia (reosia)
San Marino (sanmarino)
Serbia (sereubia)
Slovakia (seullobakia)
Slovenia (seullobenia)
Spain (seupein)
Sweden (seuweden)
Switzerland (seuwiseu)
Turkey (teoki)
Ukraine (ukeuraina)
United Kingdom (yeongguk)

Germany in korean

The country, Germany is expressed as 독일 (dogil) in Korean. Germans are called as 독일인 (dogilin) or 독일 사람 (dogil saram). There are 2 words used for the German language which are 독일어 (dogileo) or 독일의 국어 (dogileui gukeo).

France in korean

프랑스 (peurangseu) is the word used to talk about the country, France. The word French is used for people and the language used in France. In Korean, 프랑스인 (peurangseuin) is used for French people and 프랑스어 (peurangseueo) is for French language.

Asia (아시아)

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

EnglishKorean
Afghanistan (apeuganiseutan)
Bahrain (barein)
Bangladesh (banggeulladesi)
Bhutan (butan)
Brunei (beurunai)
Cambodia (kambodia)
China (jungguk)
India (indo)
Indonesia (indonesia)
Iran (iran)
Iraq (irakeu)
Israel (iseurael)
Jordan (yoreudan)
Japan (ilbon)
Kuwait (kuweiteu)
Kyrgyzstan (kireugiseuseutan)
Laos (raoseu)
Lebanon (rebanon)
Malaysia (mallesia)
Maldives (moldibeu)
Mongolia (monggol)
Myanmar (miyanma)
Nepal (nepal)
North Korea (bukan)
Oman (oman)
Pakistan (pakiseutan)
Palestine (palleseutain)
Philippines (pillipin)
Qatar (katareu)
Saudi Arabia (saudiarabia)
Singapore (singgaporeu)
South Korea (daehanminguk)
Sri Lanka (seurirangka)
Syria (siria)
Taiwan (daeman)
Tajikistan (tajikiseutan)
Thailand (taeguk)
Turkmenistan (tureukeumeniseutan)
United Arab Emirates (UAE) (arabemiriteu)
Uzbekistan (ujeubekiseutan)
Vietnam (beteunam)
Yemen (yemen)

Korea in Korean

Korea is 한국 (hanguk) in Korean. The people and the language are both called Korean in English however, there are different Korean words for both.

The people are called 한국인 (hangukin) and 한국 사람 (hanguk saram) while the language is called 한국어 (hangukeo).

China in Korean

중국 (jungguk) is the Korean word for China. Chinese people are called 중국인 (junggukin) and Chinese language is called 중국어 (junggukeo).

Japan in Korean

The country, Japan is called 일본 (ilbon) in Korean. Japanese people are called 일본인 (ilbonin) and the language is 일본어 (ilboneo).

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Africa (아프리카)

Here are the African country names in Korean.

EnglishKorean
Algeria (aljeri)
Angola (anggolla)
Benin (benaeng)
Botswana (bocheuwana)
Burkina Faso (bureukinapaso)
Burundi (burundi)
Cabo Verde (kabobereude)
Cameroon (kamerun)
Central African Republic (jungangapeurika gonghwaguk)
Chad (chadeu)
Comoros (komoro)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (konggo minju gonghwaguk)
Congo, Republic of the (konggo gonghwaguk)
Cote d’Ivoire (koteudibuareu)
Djibouti (jibuti)
Egypt (ijipteu)
Equatorial Guinea (jeokdo gini)
Eritrea (eriteurea)
Ethiopia (etiopia)
Gabon (gabong)
Gambia (gambia)
Ghana (gana)
Guinea (gini)
Guinea-Bissau (ginibisau)
Kenya (kenya)
Lesotho (resoto)
Liberia (raiberia)
Libya (ribia)
Madagascar (madagaseukareu)
Malawi
(mallawi)
Mali (malli)
Mauritania (moritani)
Mauritius (morisyeoseu)
Morocco (moroko)
Mozambique (mojambikeu)
Namibia (namibia)
Niger (nijereu)
Nigeria (naijiria)
Rwanda (reuwanda)
Sao Tome and Principe (sangtumepeurinsipe)
Senegal (senegal)
Seychelles (seisyel)
Sierra Leone (sierareon)
Somalia (somallia)
South Africa (namapeurika gonghwaguk)
South Sudan (namsudan)
Sudan (sudan)
Tanzania (tanjania)
Togo (togo)
Tunisia (twiniji)
Uganda (uganda)
Zambia (jambia)
Zimbabwe (jimbabeuwe)

Americas (아메리카)

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

EnglishKorean
Antigua and Barbuda (aentigababuda)
Argentina (areuhentina)
Bahamas (bahama)
Barbados (babeidoseu)
Belize (bellijeu)
Bolivia (bollibia)
Brazil (beurajil)
Canada (kaenada)
Chile (chille)
Colombia (kollombia)
Costa Rica (koseutarika)
Cuba (kuba)
Dominica (dominika)
Dominican Republic
(dominika gonghwaguk)
Ecuador (ekwadoreu)
El Salvador (elsalbadoreu)
Grenada (geurenada)
Guatemala (gwatemalla)
Guyana (gaiana)
Haiti (aiti)
Honduras (onduraseu)
Jamaica (jameika)
Mexico (meksiko)
Nicaragua (nikaragwa)
Panama
(panama)
Paraguay (paragwai)
Peru (peru)
Saint Kitts and Nevis (seinteukicheunebiseu)
Saint Lucia (seinteurusia)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (seinteubinsenteugeurenadin)
Suriname (surinam)
Trinidad and Tobago (teurinidadeutobago)
Uruguay (urugwai)
United States (miguk)
Venezuela (benesuella)

USA in korean

USA is expressed as 미국 (miguk) in Korean. Americans are called 미국인 (migukin). The language used in USA is English which is expressed as 영어 (yeongeo) but if you want to say American English, you can say it as 미국 영어 (miguk yeongeo).

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
Australia (hoju)
Cook Islands (kuk jedo)
Kiribati (kiribasi)
Marshall Islands (masyeoljedo)
Micronesia (mikeuronesia)
Nauru (nauru)
New Zealand (nyujillaendeu)
Niue (niue seom)
Palau (pallau)
Papua New Guinea (papuanyugini)
Samoa (samoa)
Solomon Islands (sollomonjedo)
Tonga (tongga)
Tuvalu (tuballu)
Vanuatu (banuatu)

Australia in korean

You can say Australia in 2 ways, which are 호주 (hoju) or 오스트레일리아 (oseuteureillia). Australians are called 오스트레일리아 사람 (oseuteureillia saram).

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. To give a boost to your vocabulary, we have a list of common English words translated to Korean here.

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.

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

    • Avatar for Tamar Tamar

      이스라엘
      For adding the voice to the word, thank you very much. it really helps

      • Avatar for 90 Day Korean 90 Day Korean

        Awesome! It’s our pleasure. We’re glad that it has been valuable to you. ^^

    • Avatar for Glenn Glenn

      The word for United Kingdom is not, as you write, 영국 (yeongguk). That is the word for England. By putting England for United Kingdom you are insulting the Scots, Irish and Welsh. Please change this to the correct phrase , which I believe is – 연합 왕국.
      Thank you for your kind attention.

    • Avatar for Michael William Earith Michael William Earith

      I am trying to find a site where it is possible to get free downloads of Korean Character Fonts which you can type a roman letter and corresponds by showing the letter in a Korean Character. I cannot find anything in DAFONT.

      Does anyone know of one?

      • Avatar for 연 혜 연 혜

        Hi Michael,

        Good day!

        I don’t think there is any since there are no exact equivalent Hangul characters in the Roman alphabet. And if there would be one, it would be very tricky to use. But phonetics would be very useful.

        Let’s say you want to type Gamsahamnida, it would be spelled in Hangeul as 감사합냐다. If you notice, the M in Gam is ㅁ, however, the M in Ham is using ㅂ. But if you want to, the Korean writing system is fairly easy to learn. I’m sure you can learn it in an hour (but of course, mastery would take a while). And then maybe you can download a Hangeul keyboard and take the character substitutions from there. Hope this helps!

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