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Karen, Phrae Pwo

A language of Thailand

ISO 639-3kjt

Population  No estimate available.
Region  North, eastern provinces including Phrae Province.
Language map  Northern Thailand, reference number 38
Alternate names   Northeastern Pwo Karen, Phrae, Prae, Pwo Phrae
Dialects  Not intelligible with other Pwo Karen languages. Lexical similarity: 87% with Northern Pwo Karen [pww] of Thailand, 67%–71% with other Pwo Karen varieties.
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Karen, Pwo
Language use  Most also use Northern Thai [nod] or S’gaw Karen [ksw].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Writing system  Thai script.
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