S'gaw Karen language
|S'gaw Karen language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator|
|Native to||Burma, Thailand|
|Native speakers||(1.5 million cited 1983)|
ksw – S'gaw
jkp – Paku
jkm – Mopwa
wea – Wewaw
S'gaw, also known as S'gaw Karen and S'gaw Kayin, is a Karen language spoken by over one million S'gaw Karen people in Burma, and 200,000 in Thailand. S'gaw Karen is spoken in Tanintharyi Region's Ayeyarwady Delta, Yangon Division, Bago Division and Kayin State. It is written using the Burmese script. A Bible translation was published in 1853.
Various divergent dialects are sometimes seen as separate languages: Paku in the northeast, Mopwa (Mobwa) in the northwest, Wewew, and Monnepwa.
- Christopher Beckwith, International Association for Tibetan Studies, 2002. Medieval Tibeto-Burman languages, p. 108.