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PEID: 16469

ROP: 103496

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: South American Indigenous

Language: Wayuu - (guc)

Alternate Name(s): Guajira, Guajiro, Goajiro

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Venezuela

Also found in: Colombia

Population: 221,000

Global Population: 422,000

PEID: 16469

ROP: 103496

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Wayuu of Venezuela, numbering 221,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South American Indigenous people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 422,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Wayuu. The primary religion practiced by the Wayuu is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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