Karen, Phrae Pwo

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A language of Thailand

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

6,000 (Dawkins and Phillips 2009).

Location

Northeastern area; Phrae, Lampang, and Chiang Rai provinces.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 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

Also use Northern Thai [nod], S’gaw Karen [ksw].

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

Thai script [Thai].