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Previously, Sgaw, Paku, Bwe, Thaungthu, White Kayin, Po, Kayah(Red Kayin), Padaung, Yinbaw, Zayein, Yintale, Gheko, Gheba, Manumanaw, Pa 0 were included in the Kayin stock. Actually we can categorize the above into two groups: Kwin Kayin meaning Kayins from the plains and Hill Kayins, meaning Kayins that live in the hilly regions.
All those in the Kayah group are hill Kayins while the Po and Sgaw Kayins are Kwin Kayins. The men wear hand woven long dresses with vertical red and white stripes and longyis.The women dress in short black dresses with various designs and green, blue or black htameins with horizontal stripes. The hair is gathered at the back and the heads are covered with scarves. The women also wear necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The Kayin celebrate New Year and bone gathering (of departed ancestors or dead persons) ceremonies. There is also a special ceremony called "Aw" where the young persons from both sexes engage in a kind of a verbal duet and out-do each other.
The Kayin are famous for traditional wrestlers and boxers. They are also interested in other forms of martial arts.
For any infringements of tradition or customs fines or compensations are levied. Their musical instruments are the hom made from buffalo hom, harp, bamboo xylophone and the brass drum with a frog motif. Both the Po and the Sgaw have their ownwritten language.
They keep the items that are used at the traditional not offering ceremony separate from other things. The Kayin celebrate two New Years; one on the First day of the Pyatho new moon (February) and another on the first day of the Tabodwe new moon (March). Kayin Don dance is very popular, as it is a very lively and joyful dance.  Kayin are widespread in the Kayin State and the Ayeyarwady delta.
A Kayin couple in traditional dress
 
A Kayin lady (Papun)
Two Hill Kayin sisters (Thandaung)
 
NATIONAL ETHNIC
Kachin
Kayah
Kayin
Chin
Mon
Bamar
Rakhine
Shan
KACHIN
Azi
Rawangs
Taron
Lisu
Lisu(Northern)
Khatku
Maru
Lashi
Kholon Lishaw
KAYIN
Pa O
Padaung
CHIN
Naga
Khami
RAKHINE
Daingnet
Thet
SHAN
Hkamti Shan
Innthars
Palaung
Danaw
Daye
MON-KHMA
Eng
Miao
WA-PALAUNG SUB GROUP
Wa
Yin
LOLO SUB GROUP
Lahu
Akha

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