Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero in Venezuela

Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero
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People Name: Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero
Country: Venezuela
10/40 Window: No
Population: 200
World Population: 500
Primary Language: Playero
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 50.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.05 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
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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.

Text Source:   Joshua Project