Karen, Phrae Pwo

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A language of Thailand

Alternate Names
Northeastern Pwo Karen, Phrae, Prae, Pwo Phrae
Location

North, eastern provinces including Phrae Province.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Not intelligible with other Pwo Karen languages. Lexical similarity: 87% with Northern Pwo Karen [pww] of Thailand, 67%–71% with other Pwo Karen varieties.

Language Use

Most also use Northern Thai [nod] or S’gaw Karen [ksw].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Writing
Thai script.