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PEID: 10829

ROP: 101515

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Karen

Language: Pa'o Karen - (blk)

Alternate Name(s): Pao Karen

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Thailand

Also found in: Myanmar

Population: 850

Global Population: 860,850

PEID: 10829

ROP: 101515

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Black Karen of Thailand, numbering 850, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Karen people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 860,850 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Pa'o Karen. The primary religion practiced by the Black 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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