Choe Sejin

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Choe.
Choe Sejin
Hangul 최세진
Hanja 崔世珍
Revised Romanization Choe Se(-)jin
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Sejin

Choe Sejin (1473–1542) was a Korean linguist, educator, and a proponent of hangul during the Joseon Dynasty. He is of the Goesan Choe clan and courtesy name was Gongseo (공서; 公瑞).[1]

Choe devised the modern South Korean order of the hangul letters, and assigned names to the letters. His most famous book on hangul is the Hunmong Jahoe (훈몽자회; "Collection of Characters for Training the Unenlightened (= Kids)", 1527).

Choe was an official interpreter in the Korean embassies in Beijing, and so he also documented colloquial northern Chinese languages (Haner).

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