Karen, S'gaw in Thailand





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Main Language


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People Name General Karen, S'gaw
People Name in Country Karen, S'gaw
Population in Thailand 203,000
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 Thailand
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tak, Maehongson, Chiangmai, and Chiangrai provinces, near Myanmar border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karen, S'gaw (203,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Karen, S'gaw 203,000
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: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 17.83 %)
36.00 %
Ethnic Religions
64.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
30.0 %
0.0 %
5.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
65.0 %
Photo Source: Karen Human Rights Group  
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