Countries in Korean – The Complete List of Country Names

Last Updated on May 11, 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)

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)

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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)

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)

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.

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

    • Avatar for Lydia Takhellambam Lydia Takhellambam

      Hey !! It was really helpful to me . The voice really helps me with the pronounciation too , Thank you so much . Btw can you kindly mention the country names which are missing like 👇🏻
      1.Anguilla
      2.Bermuda
      3.Cayman Islands
      4.Curacao
      5.Cyprus
      6.East Timor
      7.Fiji
      8.Gibraltar
      9.Greenland
      10.Guam
      11.Hong Kong
      12.Kosovo
      13.Macau
      14.Mont Serrat
      15.Pitcairn
      16.Pakistan
      17.Puerto Rico
      18.Saint Helena
      19.Swaziland
      20.Turks and Caicos Islands
      21.Vatican city
      22.Virgin Islands , British
      23.Wallis and Futuna Islands

      THANK YOU !!💙

      • Avatar for 90 Day Korean 90 Day Korean

        Sure, it’s our pleasure. We’re glad that it has been valuable to you. Thanks for the recommendation. ^^

    • Avatar for Tanya Tanya

      Where is the country Eswatino(Swaziland)?😐

      • Avatar for 90 Day Korean 90 Day Korean

        Hi, Tanya! Thanks for your correction! I’ll talk to the team about updating the list. ^^

    • Avatar for Audrey Audrey

      Hi
      Thanks for all those lists you creates,
      I already knew some countries’ name and saw that many are a translation of the english version pronunciation and so i’m curious: why the principal “english speaking” countries name (United States / 미국 and United Kingdom 영국) have a translation such different in Hangeul?

      • Avatar for 90 Day Korean 90 Day Korean

        Hi, Audrey! These names are from Hanja (Chinese characters), for example, 미국 is from 美國 in Chinese. ^^

    • Avatar for Amelia Amelia

      This was very useful :DD Thank you!!

    • Avatar for rudra yadav rudra yadav

      it’s very useful for me but you can tell me how we translate hindu in korean .. please

      • Avatar for 90 Day Korean 90 Day Korean

        Hi, Rudra! Please use Google Translate for the translation! ^^

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