Karen, Pwo EasternPrint
1,000,000 in Myanmar (1998). Population total all countries: 1,050,000.
Kayin State and Tanintharyi region, long contiguous area near Thai border; Bago region, Bago and Toungoo townships.
Leke (Chicken-Scratch) script [Qaak], developed between 1830–1860, used by adherents to the Leke Millenarian sect. Myanmar (Burmese) script [Mymr], primary usage, a variety of orthographies are in use. Thai script [Thai], developed by expatriates around 2000, used by West Central Thailand Pwo Karen community, limited usage.
Buddhist, Christian (Protestant).