- Hamgyŏng dialect
Hamgyŏng dialect (
Hangul: 함경도방언; Hanja: 咸鏡道方言) is a dialect of the Korean languageused in the North Hamgyŏng, South Hamgyŏng, and RyanggangProvinces of North Korea, as well as the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefectureof northeast China. It is one of the more divergent dialects of Korean, and contains intonation, vocabulary, and grammatical differences that distinguish it from the standard Korean of the north or south.
It is closely related to
Koryo-mar, the dialect of Korean spoken by ethnic Koreans in the former USSR, as most of this population can trace their roots back to Hamgyŏng province.
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