Assignment 1: LASA 2: Ethnographic Comparison M5 A1KoreaKorea is located in the far East side of Asia, it is a divided country. “At the End of World War II in 1948, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel. This resulted in North Korea and South Korea. North Korea became communist, while South Korea did not.” (Holloway, 2007)The native language of Korea is Korean, an Altaic language shared by both North and South Korea. This language has various dialects much like English it is widely understood everywhere. Koreanis also the way Korea upholds their traditional values, social status and respect are built into the language directly. Koreans change certain words depending on who they are speaking to this keeps tradition ever present in Korea. The most popular city in South Korea Is Seoul other cities would include Pusan, Inchon, Kwangju, Taejon, and Taegu. “Seoul is the capital and most important city of South Korea. It is very city-like and could be compared to New York City. There is plenty to do there, especially at night. Shopping stands are open during the night and it isn't a quiet place at night either! There is always something to do anytime of the day.” (Holloway, 2007) South Korea is considered a placethat’s modernizing vastly however in the less populated rural and poorer areas people live very traditionally. Compared to the cities where many people live in apartments the rural areas containtraditional housing. The two most popularly practiced religions in Korea are Buddhism and Christianity.