Karen, Pwo EasternPrint
L1 users: 1,000,000 (1998). Total users in all countries: 1,050,000.
Bago region: Bago and Toungoo townships; Kayin state and Tanintharyi region: large area near Thai border.
Leke (Chicken-Scratch) script [Leke], 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.