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Etymology edit

Sino-Korean word from 美國, 米國.[note 1] First attested in the Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation [1882] as 大美國 (literally grand beautiful country).

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미국 (Miguk) (hanja 美國, 米國)[note 1]

  1. United States of America (a country in North America)

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  1. 1.0 1.1 米國 was used during the Japanese colonial period, presumably from Japanese 米国. After WWII, South Korea reverted to 美國 (literally beautiful country), while North Korea continues to use 米國 (literally rice country), perhaps reflecting differing political attitudes towards the USA.

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