Karen Americans

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Karen Americans
Karen Elder (Unsplash).jpg
Total population
215,000
Regions with significant populations
Arizona, California, New York, Indiana, Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Wyoming, Minnesota
Languages
English, Karen, Pwo Karen
Religion

Karen Americans (S'gaw Karen: ပှၤကညီဖိလၢကီၢ်အမဲရံကး) are Americans of full or partial Karen ancestry from Myanmar and Thailand. Karen Americans are one group of Asian Americans. Many Karen war refugees have resettled in the United States. Karen people first arrived to the U.S. in 2002. In 2017 Minnesota was reported to have more than 12,000 Karen, the largest such community in the country. Other places with significant populations are California, Texas, New York, and Indiana.

Karen American Heritage Month

New York State recognized August as the Karen American Heritage Month.

Notable people

This is a list of notable Karen Americans including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

See also