Thursday, October 7, 2010

Did an Indonesian Tribe Adopt the Korean Script?

Nope — 'Hangeul didn’t become Cia Cia’s official writing'. "Contrary to the media hype, the Cia Cia tribe, a group of 70,000 on the remote Indonesian island of Bau-bau, has neither received central government approval for the adoption of Hangeul as its writing system, nor has it made such a request."

Why the hype? The article informs us that the "reports were groundless and based on a mistranslation" and blames "the media frenzy over the 'Indonesian government’s approval of Hangeul' to Korean media outlets’ excessive pursuit for breaking stories and the fondness of the terms, 'official' and 'first.'"

Labels: , , ,

Bookmark and Share


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Omnes Sancti et Sanctæ Coreæ, orate pro nobis.