Actually 'Korea' is from 'Koryo'. which is the name of the ancient Korea, the first tribe settled in the land according to the birth myth of Korea. The westerners couldn't pronounce Koryo so they started to call the country as 'Korea'.Ah! Thank you
And how actual day Koreans themselves relate to?
Are they considered Koreans or Ethnic Koreans?
Kandaisen!I am korein saram or koryo saram, but I'm not from Sahalin (my father from Sahalin). I was born in Kyrgyzstan. Usually people from South Korea use korein, and we use hunguk saram, because our native language is Russia.
That's right, I forgot about Koreans from Kazakh and Kyrgyzstan, also koryo saram. I had a girlfriend from Bishkek once, while living in Korea, but she was 100% Kyrgyz, not koryo saram.
There, I think you are confusing Sakhalin with the Russian Far East. As far as I know, much of the movement has been to the Maritime Province around Vladivostok, not Sakhalin Island.As the Soviet Union falls, many of the Koreans in Central Asia moved to Sakhalin...