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Karen – Ta Traw Ka

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Deterrence, Karen

Ta Traw Ka

Relates to deterrence

The word for deterrence is actually a direct translation from the Burmese and shares a similar meaning with the Karen word for defence.


– Ta Traw Ka – Obstruct

Neither this term nor the concept it refers to can be found in the Karen Dictionary, even in its most basic form. This translation is therefore the word used to describe the notion of preventing attack by for example, the planting of landmines around Karen controlled areas to prevent Burmese army incursions. This however is seen as an immediate need rather than a planned strategy.


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