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PEID: 22298

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: Colombia

Also found in: Venezuela

Population: 201,000

Global Population: 422,000

PEID: 22298

ROP: 103496

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Wayuu of Colombia, numbering 201,000, are No Longer 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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