*An important note before you embark on your journey through this archive. You will see the term "Karen" and "K'nyaw" used interchangeably throughout these pages. While "Karen" is the most commonly used identifier for our people, it comes from Anglicized pronunciation of the Burmese term "Kayin" or Mon term "Kareang".
"K'nyaw" or "K'nyaw Poe" is the identifier we use that is spoken and written in our mother tongue.
We encourage you to help us normalize the use of "K'nyaw" in our identification. Thank you!
(most closely pronounced as "G-in Yaw")
The Knyaw people have been fighting for freedom and self determination since 1949. Learn more about the important people, places, and players of Knyaw history and the revolution.
Maps & Media
View the interactive map and see content from the Knyaw Revolution.
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This work is funded in part by the Minnesota Humanities Center with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.