Hallyu

What does hallyu mean?

Korean wave

A term that refers to the increase in popularity of South Korean culture.

The wave of popularity is mostly due to the rise of K-pop and its dedicated fandom. Hallyu is similar to the "British Invasion" led by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in the 1960s.

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"Thanks to hallyu he has become a superfan of South Korean culture."

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Last Updated: August 12, 2015

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