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A copy of Hunminjeongeum on display at The Story of King Sejong Museum, Seoul.
  • Date: 1446
  • Korean: 訓民正音 (Hunminjeongeum)

The Hunminjeongeum, or "Correct Sounds for the Instruction of the People," published in 1446 at the orders of King Sejong of Joseon, was the first book describing hangul, a new system of Korean phonetic writing invented at that time.


  • Gallery labels, King Sejong Museum.
  • Gallery labels, National Museum of Korea.[1]