• PEOPLE NAME: SGAW KAREN OF THAILAND

Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Karen

Language: S'gaw Karen - (ksw)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Thailand

Also found in: India; Myanmar; United States

Population: 424,000

Global Population: 1,709,900


PEID: 10917

ROP: 108886

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Sgaw Karen of Thailand, numbering 424,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Karen people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,709,900 in 4 countries. Their primary language is S'gaw Karen. The primary religion practiced by the Sgaw Karen is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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