Population, Language and Religion
phonetic script, Daoism, Taoism, Religious freedom, South Korea
North Korea’s national language is Korean, which is written in a phonetic script known as Choson'gul (called Han'gul in South Korea).
Religious freedom is guaranteed by the North Korean constitution, but in practice religious activity is discouraged, and about two-thirds of the people are nonreligious. Perhaps the most prominent religious tradition belongs to the indigenous Ch’ondogyo (“Religion of the Heavenly Way”), which combines elements of Confucianism and Daoism (Taoism).
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