Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero in Venezuela


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Playero are a subgroup of the much larger Guajibo people. This tribe suffered much from Colombian and Venezuelan colonists between the late 1700s and the 1970s. Latinos would hunt them down and kill them as if they were animals. In 1870 there was an especially horrible massacre.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Playero live in poverty. They have very little political or economic power in both Colombia and Venezuela.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are officially about half Christian. Many of them have blended Roman Catholicism with traditional religion and spiritism.


What Are Their Needs?

The Playero need to learn modern job skills that will be useful in today's economy. With these skills they stand a chance of making a good living and ensuring the next generation has adequate education.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to thrust out Christ followers who will go to the Playero people and offer the skills and educational resources they need.
Pray for the Lord to help them thrive economically and spiritually.
Pray for the Lord to raise up Playero disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero in Venezuela.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guahibo_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Rio Arauca Guajibo
People Name in Country Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero
Alternate Names Playero
Population this Country 200
Population all Countries 500
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14559
ROP3 Code 108380
ROP25 Code 302805
ROP25 Name Guajibo (Guahibo)
Country Venezuela
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Apure state: western zone, to north of Arauca river and Colombian Pepojivi settlements.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Venezuela
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Apure state: western zone, to north of Arauca river and Colombian Pepojivi settlements..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.05 %)
50.00 %
Ethnic Religions
50.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Playero (200 speakers)
Language Code gob   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Playero (200 speakers)
Language Code gob   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Playero

Primary Language:  Playero

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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