Story: Koreans

Korean shops, Auckland, 2004

Korean shops, Auckland, 2004

The script of the Korean language is distinctive and easily discernible from Chinese characters – even to those who can read neither. These shops in Browns Bay display their names in both Korean and English. Korean-language signage has become increasingly common on Auckland’s North Shore, where many Koreans own their own businesses.

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Inshil Choe Yoon and Hong-key Yoon, 'Koreans - Immigration in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 September 2020)

Story by Inshil Choe Yoon and Hong-key Yoon, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Oct 2015, updated 1 Apr 2016