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Pa'o Karen


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Pa'O is a Karen language spoken by half a million Pa'O people in Burma. The language is primarily written using a system of phonetics devised by Christian missionaries, and many of the materials now available for it on the internet derive from Christian missionary involvement, although the majority of the Pa'O are generally reported to be Buddhists (without real statistics, etc.). The language is also (correctly or incorrectly) referred to by the exonyms Black Karen and White Karen, both of which are terms used in contrast to the Karenni (or Red Karen). The Christian missionary website Ethnologue categorizes the language as BLK, abbreviating Black Karen.
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[en] Karen, Pa'o

Language type : Living

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Following BCP 47 the recommended tag for this language is blk.

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ISO 639-3 : blk

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