TITLE

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Background Notes on Countries of the World: North Korea;Feb2009, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the history and culture of North Korea. The Korean peninsula was first populated by people of a Tungusic branch of the Ural-Altaic language family. Although there are no indigenous minorities in the country, there is a small Chinese community and some Japanese. Buddhism and Shamanism are the traditional religions of North Korea. The division of the peninsula into kingdoms and the invasion of Korea by its larger neighbors are described.
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63639647

 

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