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Myanmar (Burma)

Karen, S'gaw

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Burmese Karen, Kanyaw, Kayinpyu, Kyetho, Paganyaw, Pchcknya, Pwakanyaw, S'gau, S'gaw, S'gaw Kayin, White Karen, Yang Khao; Also, in Thailand: Burmese Karen, Kanyaw, Karen, Paganyaw, Pwakanyaw, S'gau, S'gaw, S'gaw Kayin, White, Yang Khao
  • Dialects: Dawei, Delta dialect of S'gaw Karen, Eastern dialect of S'gaw Karen, Pa'an, Palachi, Palakhi, Panapu, Southern dialect of Western Kayah
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1853--1995) New Testament (1843--1995) Portions (1839--1995)
    FCBH (Mason Version) See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Some literacy classes. Also use Burmese [mya], Pwo Eastern Karen [kjp], and Pwo Western Karen [pwo]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Myanmar (Burma)
  • Region: Widespread, Ayeyarwaddy delta area
  • Also used in: Thailand
  • Religion: Buddhist, traditional religion, Christian (Protestant)
  • Livelihood: Agriculture
  • Number of users: 1,480,000 (1,280,000 in Myanmar (1983); 200,000 in Thailand (2006 Mahidol University))
  • Vitality: Wider Communication

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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