Karen Village

Karen Village

Monday, October 16, 2006

Want to learn a little Karen?

It’s easy to find words of praise in Karen. Our village has a mix of two Karen tribes (sgaw and pho) and several languages are spoken. Here are some traditional words of praise:

E-dee means Beautiful
Chur means sweet
Book-ka-yan or (Buk-khee if it is a name) means hard working
Su means good

Take note that while you learn a little Karen, the next generation of silversmiths are learning a little English as well: