Linguists attribute the Korean language to the Ural-Altai group, which also includes Turkish, Mongolian, Hungarian and Finnish.
Today it is spoken by about 78 million people, the vast majority of whom live on the territory of the Korean Peninsula. Korean communities are also scattered around the world.
Korean has five main dialects in South Korea and one in North Korea. Despite the geographical and socio-political differences between the dialects, Korean is a relatively homogeneous language. Speakers from various fields can easily understand each other