[KS] Corea - Korea

Andrea Campana md3206 at mclink.it
Mon Sep 13 15:04:26 EDT 1999

May I vindicate the origins of the transitteration of the name "Corea"
(from Japanese) to latin people? Italian documents testify the use of
the name "Corea" at the very beginning of the XVII Century, and it
is strongly possible that the use of that name, starting with
"C" came in fact from portuguese missionaries that went to
Korea with Japanese soldiers during Hideyoshi's invasion
(as reported in the aforementioned documents).

As everybody know, the letter K is not used very much
in latin languages.

Andrea Campana
Florida State University
Florence Center


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