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Sgaw Karen and English Bilingual New Testament / Karen Translated from the Greek by Francis Mason - World English Bible / S'gaw Karen language of Myanmar and Thailand / စှီၤ/ကညီကျိာ်

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Sgaw Karen and English Bilingual New Testament 

Karen Translated from the Greek by Francis Mason - World English Bible

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  • Imitation Leather: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Bible Society (2011)
  • Language: English, Karen
  • ISBN-10: 9994355902
  • ISBN-13: 978-9994355907 /  9789994355907
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7 x 0.4 inches

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S'gaw (စှီၤ/ကညီကျိာ်), Sgaw Karen or Sgaw Kayin, is a language spoken chiefly by the Sgaw Karen people in Myanmar and Thailand. A Karenic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family, Sgaw Karen is spoken by over four million people in Tanintharyi Region, Ayeyarwady Region, Yangon Region, and Bago Region in Myanmar, and about 200,000 in northern and western Thailand along the border near Kayin State. It is written using the S'gaw Karen alphabet, derived from the Burmese script although a Latin-based script is also in use among the Sgaw Karen in northwestern Thailand.

 

 

Karen
K’nyaw
စှီၤ/ကညီကျိာ်
Pronunciation [sɣɔʔ]
Native to Myanmar, Thailand
Region Kayin State, Eastern Myanmar, Western Thailand
Ethnicity Karen people
Native speakers
(4 million cited 1983–2011)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Myanmar script
S'gaw Karen Script
(Karen alphabet)
Latin script
Karen Braille
Official status
Official language in
Kayin State
Recognised minority
language in
Language codes
ISO 639-2 kar
ISO 639-3 kswinclusive code
Individual codes:
ksw – S'gaw
jkp – Paku
jkm – Mopwa
wea – Wewaw
Glottolog sout1554[2]
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