• PEOPLE NAME: PADAUNG KAREN OF THAILAND

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PEID: 10902

ROP: 107734

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Karen

Language: Kayan - (pdu)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Thailand

Also found in: Myanmar

Population: 3,000

Global Population: 136,000


PEID: 10902

ROP: 107734

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Padaung Karen of Thailand, numbering 3,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Karen people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 136,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Kayan. The primary religion practiced by the Padaung 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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