12,000 (2008), decreasing.
South Shan State, Langkho district.
Included in official ethnic group as Yin Net and Yin Kya. Called Karen by the Burmese or Shan yin or yang due to their colorful dress. Yin Net means Black Karen and Yinchia or Yin Kya means Striped (tiger) Karen in Burmese. Buddhist, traditional religion.