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PEID: 10827

ROP: 108338

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Karen

Language: Bwe Karen - (bwe)

Alternate Name(s): Kayin

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Thailand

Also found in: Myanmar

Population: 2,100

Global Population: 22,600

PEID: 10827

ROP: 108338

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Bghai Karen of Thailand, numbering 2,100, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Karen people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 22,600 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Bwe Karen. The primary religion practiced by the Bghai Karen is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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