Welcome! This site is devoted to the sounds and structure of S'gaw Karen, a language spoken in Myanmar and Thailand. The information here was collected by the Linguistics Department at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We owe special thanks to our native language consultants, Ms. Tri Sa, Mr. Nay Blu, and Mr. Eh Tha Pwee.

Please note that this site is in development. We are currently working on adding entries and functionality to our Karen-English dictionary, adding to our compilation grammar for linguists, and adding resources aimed at non-linguist English speakers who want to learn Karen. If you would like to help contribute to this site, please don't hesitate to contact us at griffin (dot) jen37 (at) gmail (dot) com.

About Us

The information in this site was developed by Dr. David Mora-Marin's 2012 field methods class. It is currently maintained by the University of North Carolina's Karen Research Group.

Other Karen Research Group Activities

Publications from past and former members of the Karen Research Group can be found here. We have also developed children's games aimed at maintaining the heritage language of children of S'gaw Karen speakers. These games can be found here.