Karen, S'gaw, Paganyaw in Myanmar (Burma)





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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-06-16
People Name General Karen, S'gaw
People Name in Country Karen, S'gaw, Paganyaw
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 1,954,000
World Population 2,159,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Paganyaw, Thai Paganyaw
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Karen
People Name General Karen, S'gaw
Ethnic Code MSY50g
People ID 14881
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Ayeyawaddy (Irrawaddy) delta area, Taninthayi (Tenasserim) Division, the Pegu range between Irrawaddy and Sittang rivers, east hills Kayin (Karen) state.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karen, S'gaw: Panapu (1,954,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Karen, S'gaw: Panapu 1,954,000
For Primary Language: Karen, S'gaw

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1839-1995)
New Testament Yes   (1843-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1853-1995)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Karen, S'gaw Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 35.00 %)
53.00 %
Ethnic Religions
45.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
16.6 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.4 %
63.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source: Karen Human Rights Group  
Map Source: Burma Issues  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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