Abbreviations for North Korea So far, I’ve seen NK, Nork, and NoKo. Are there others? According to Wikipedia, Nork is slang for North Koreans, not the country’s name. (My apologies if Nork is derogatory — Wikipedia doesn’t say.) By Brent Logan Engineer. Lawyer. WordPress geek. Longboarder. Blood donor. Photographer. More about Brent. View all of Brent Logan's posts.