Sino-Korean word from 半島, from 半 (“half”) + 島 (“island”). Possibly a calque of a Western word such as peninsula or Halbinsel; uncertain whether it was coined in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.
반도 • (bando) (hanja 半島)
- peninsula (hanja- 半島)
- 한- (韓- han-) Korean peninsula
- 한반도 (韓半島, hanbando, “the Korean peninsula”)