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Karen (1)

Mongoloid people of Burma, 1759 (as Carian), from Burmese ka-reng "wild, dirty, low-caste man" [OED].

Karen (2)

fem. proper name, Danish shortened form of Katherine. Rare before 1928; a top-10 name for girls born in the U.S. 1951-1968.

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Definitions of Karen from WordNet

Karen (n.)
the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Thailand and Burmese borderlands;
Synonyms: Karenic
From wordnet.princeton.edu