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.
Today the Playero live in poverty. They have very little political or economic power in both Colombia and Venezuela.
They are officially about half Christian. Many of them have blended Roman Catholicism with traditional religion and spiritism.
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.
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.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Rio Arauca Guajibo|
|People Name in Country||Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero|
|Population this Country||200|
|Population all Countries||500|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Apure state: western zone, to north of Arauca river and Colombian Pepojivi settlements. Source: Ethnologue 2016|