Let's Know Korea[Let's Learn Korean]Book 1(C...
Korean (한국말 hangukmal in South Korea, 조선말 chosŏnmal in North Korea, or 우리말urimal (our language) as a neutral denomination) is spoken in South andNorth Korea, as well as Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin, China. It may be distantly related to Japanese, but is certainly entirely distinct from Chinese, although it uses large amounts of imported Chinese vocabulary.
Depending on which part of Korea you go to different dialects of Korean are spoken. The standard in South Korea is based on the Seoul dialect, which .is spoken in Seouland Gyeonggi province as well as the city of Kaesong in North Korea, while the standard in North Korea is based on the Pyongan dialect, which is spoken inPyongyang as well as North and South Pyongan provinces. Other dialects include the Gyeongsang dialect spoken in Busan,Daegu, Ulsan and the provinces of Northand South Gyeongsang, the Jeju p spoken on the island of Jeju, and the Hamgyong dialect spoken in North Korea and South Korea.