Bwe people

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Bwe
ဘွဲ
Regions with significant populations
Kayah State, Burma
 Burma15,700
Languages
Kayaw language, Bwe Karen language and Karenni language
Related ethnic groups
Karen people

The Bwe or Kayaw is an ethnic group present in Kayah State in Myanmar. Bwe are mostly populated at Kyèbogyi area of Kayah state and Thandaunggyi Township of Kayin (Karen) state.

Population 15,700 (1983).

Language development Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.

Bible portions: 1857–1862.

They speak several languages, which included Karen, Karenni, and Burmese. They deported to Thailand because of civil war in Myanmar. They were separating from one another due to the dictatorship in Myanmar. They have a very strong connection and commitment to their country, language, culture and people. Bwe people are now locating in the Karenni Refugee camp at section 1. They are religious and mostly Baptists. They have been moving to the United States, Finland, Australia, and Canada since 2006. They came overseas for a better life and education.

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