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The Karen, Kayin, Kariang or Yang people refer to a number of individual Sino-Tibetan language-speaking ethnic groups.
These Karen groups reside primarily in Kayin State, southern and southeastern Myanmar. The Karen make up approximately seven percent of the total Burmese population with approximately five million people. A large number of Karen have migrated to Thailand, having settled mostly on the Thailand–Myanmar border.
The Karen people live mostly in the hills bordering the eastern mountainous region and Irrawaddy delta of Myanmar,primarily in Kayin State (formerly Karen State), with some in Kayah State, southern Shan State, Ayeyarwady Region, Tanintharyi Region, Bago Division and in northern and western Thailand.
The Karen FA joined CONIFA in late 2018.
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