Spoken L1 Language: S'gaw Karen

Comments on subclassification

Ken Manson 2011 Ken Manson 2019

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Karen, S’gaw (ksw-ksw) = 3 (Wider communication). Karen people are thought to originate from Mongolia; language became widespread around mid-19th century with the creation of a written script by an American Baptist missionary, and under British colonial rule. Used in ethnic communication, church, farming, and trade.
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