North Koreans refer to themselves as Joseon-in Hangul: The term is derived from the Joseon dynasty , a Korean kingdom founded by Yi Seonggye that lasted for approximately five centuries from to Using similar words, Koreans in China refer to themselves as Chaoxianzu Chinese: Origins[ edit ] Linguistic and archaeological studies[ edit ] Koreans are the descendants or an admixture of the ancient people who settled in the Korean Peninsula, historically said to be Siberian   or paleo-Asian. Linguistic evidence indicates speakers of proto-Korean languages were established in southeastern Manchuria and northern Korean peninsula by the Three Kingdoms of Korea period, and migrated from there to southern Korea during this period.
The US president greeted the news in a tweet: This is very good news for North Korea and the World - big progress! Look forward to our Summit. April 20, The British Foreign Office described the announcement as a positive step.