S'gaw Karen in Myanmar (Burma)


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Sqaw (or S’gaw) Karen tribe inhabits the mountains and jungle valleys of eastern Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). They have lived there for thousands of years and are thought to be the original inhabitants of the region. They are the largest of the Karen tribes, numbering over two million people.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Lord has pursued the Karen people for a long time, and the first Christians among them came to faith in the 1800s. Today, there are many Sqaw Karen believers, but they have been isolated from the rest of the world, and decimated for the past 50 years by the brutal, evil Burmese military junta, who have killed hundreds of thousands of Karen people in one of the worst genocides in modern history. Often the Buddhist Burmese have attacked the Karen people for no other reason than the fact that many are Christians.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Karen, S'gaw in Myanmar (Burma).


Profile Source:   Asia Harvest 
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-06-16
People Name General Karen, S'gaw
People Name in Country Karen, S'gaw
Natural Name S'gaw Karen
Population this Country 2,023,000
Population all Countries 2,246,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Paganyaw; Thai Paganyaw; करें, स'गॉ
People ID 14881
ROP3 Code 108886
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Scattered. Ayeyarwady delta area, Ayeyarwady, Bago, Kayin, and Rangon regions; generally along with Pwo Karen speakers.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Scattered. Ayeyarwady delta area, Ayeyarwady, Bago, Kayin, and Rangon regions; generally along with Pwo Karen speakers..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Karen, S'gaw (2,023,000 speakers)
Language Code ksw   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Panapu
Dialect Code 11637   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Karen, S'gaw (2,023,000 speakers)
Language Code ksw   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Panapu
Dialect Code 11637   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Karen, S'gaw

Primary Language:  Karen, S'gaw

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1839-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1843-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1853-2008)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Karen, S'gaw
Text / Printed Matter Multi-Language Media
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 41.17 %)
53.00 %
Ethnic Religions
45.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
16.6 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.4 %
Protestant
63.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source Takeaway  Creative Commons 
Map Source Burma Issues  
Profile Source Asia Harvest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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