1,280,000 in Myanmar (1983 census). Very few monolinguals. Population total all countries: 1,480,000.
Ayeyarwaddy delta area, Tanintharyi Division, the Pegu range between Irrawaddy and Sittang rivers; Kayin State east hills; Mon State. Delta dialect: Ayeyarwaddy delta area, Yangon, up to Mandalay; scattered in Kachin State, Shan State; Eastern dialect: south Kayin and Mon states, and Mawlamyine; Southern dialect: Tanintharyi Division. Also in Thailand.
Delta dialect of S’gaw Karen, Eastern dialect of S’gaw Karen (Pa’an), Southern dialect of Western Kayah (Dawei). Similar to Paku Karen [jkp].
Buddhist, traditional religion, Christian.