인민

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 人民 (the people [of a country], citizens).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?inmin
Revised Romanization (translit.)?inmin
McCune–Reischauer?inmin
Yale Romanization?inmin

Noun[edit]

인민 (inmin) (hanja 人民)

  1. (nowadays chiefly North Korea or of communist countries) the people (of a country), citizens, citizenry

Usage notes[edit]

  • This was neutral and common in Korean before the country was forcibly divided in 1945, but has now fallen out of mainstream use in South Korea due to the importance of the word in North Korean ideology.

See also[edit]