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Indigenous Communities from Burma

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Karen
 
Indigenous Group Karen (2 main subgroups are the Sgaw [S'waw, Skaw, Pgaganyaw] and the Pwo [Plong])
Location Burma, Eastern Mountain ranges
Estimated Population 3 million (2003, CIA World Factbook)
Environment Forested Mountains
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Some assimilated, some traditional
Language Family Karen
Classification:
Sino-Tibetan language family.
Related languages (too distinct to be considered dialects of Karen, but some Karen speak them): Brek, Bwe, Geba, Geko, Lahta, Manumanaw, Pa'o, Padaung, Paku, Pwo Eastern, Pwo Western, S'gaw, Yinbaw Yintale, Zayein.
Website URLs http://www.karen.org
http://www.ibiblio.org/...
NGOs Karen Human Rights Group, Karen National League, Karen National Union, Karen Emergency Relief Fund, Kawthoolei Education Fund

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