Karen meaning

kə-rēn
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A member of a people inhabiting southeast Myanmar and western Thailand.
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(person, proper) A feminine name.
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Any of the Tibeto-Burman languages of this people.
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A member of a group of peoples of S and SE Myanmar and of Thailand.
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Their Sino-Tibetan language.
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Origin of karen

  • Earlier Burmese ka-reng (Modern Burmese kayin) originally a derogatory term

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition