Myanmar (Burma)

Karen, S'gaw

Bible.isKaren, S'gaw Scripture Podcast

  • Watch The JESUS Film in Karen, Sqaw
  • Forum of Bible Agencies International: Find a Bible in Karen, S'gaw
  • World Bibles: all known Scripture available in Karen, S'gaw on the web
  • 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)