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Revised RomanizationNureongi

The Nureongi[1] are mongrel, spitz-type dogs with yellowish coloring endemic to the Korean peninsula.[2][3] The term is the transliteration of the Korean word "누렁이" meaning "yellow one”.[3] Nureongi make up the majority of dogs farmed for food in Korea.[3]

There are several uses of the word nureongi ("누렁이"), which itself simply translates to yellowy: [4]

  1. A yellow object or animal.
  2. A dog or cow with yellow fur.
  3. Golden.


  1. ^ Morris, Desmond (2008). Dogs: The Ultimate Dictionary of over 1,000 Dog Breeds (First Paperback ed.). North Pomfret, Vermont: Trafalgar Square Publishing. p. 585. ISBN 978-1-57076-410-3.
  2. ^ Lee, Brian "Dogs May Be Designated as Livestock" JoongAng Daily, April 12, 2008
  3. ^ a b c Podberscek, A.L. (2009). "Good to pet and eat: The keeping and consuming of dogs and cats in South Korea" (PDF). Journal of Social Issues. 65 (3): 615–632. CiteSeerX doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.2009.01616.x. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-18. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  4. ^ Korean dictionary research