hwan

noun
\ ˈ(h)wän \
plural hwan

Definition of hwan

: the won of South Korea

Note: Although won is the transliteration that is currently used for South Korea's basic monetary unit, hwan was the prevalent transliteration from 1953 to 1962.

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First Known Use of hwan

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hwan

Korean

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“Hwan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hwan. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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