Karen People Essays


Karen Refugees Of America

karen people of Burma are made up of a number of separate ethnic groups that do not share common culture or language. The majority of the karen people live in Karen State located in southern and southeastern Myanmar and make up roughly 7% or five million of the Burmese population. The majority of the Karen population have settled around or near the Thailand-Myanmar border. The karen people have a rich history with some under leadership of the KNU or Karen National Union.… Continue Reading...

Language Barriers Among the Karen People

services can be improved to meet the needs of the current student population. Understanding the karen people To understand the current GAP student population, it is important to understand what life is like for Karen refugees. Karen refugee women for example, have traditions they partake in that help them keep some of their culture they lost when they migrated from their homeland. One article notes the standing tradition of weaving among the Karen refugee women. Weaving provides social support, economic survival, and empowerment for these women and serves as a clue towards helping Karen refugee GAP students find purpose and… Continue Reading...

Ethnic Self Identity

other factors listed above (Yeh & Huang, 1996). Karen Ethnic Minority The karen people constitute an ethnic community living in South East Asia. The karen people are ethnically and linguistically diverse. They constitute various subgroups. Buddhism and Animism are the common religions practiced by most members of the Karen community. 15% of them are Christians though. Burma has about seven million karen people. Thailand has about 300 000 Thai-karen people. Reports indicate that in excess of 140 000 Burmese karen people have escaped human rights abuses and war in Burma. The karen people have been involved in a long-protracted war that… Continue Reading...