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Wayúu people engaged in a courtship dance
Total population
Approx. 413,437 in Venezuela (2011 Census)[1]
Approx. 380,460 in Colombia (2018 Census)[2]
Regions with significant populations
La Península Guajira
Wayuu people Colombia and Wayuu people Venezuela
Wayuu, Spanish
Traditional, Roman Catholicism (mixed), many Protestant Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Arawak group

The Wayuu (also Wayu, Wayú, Guajiro, Wahiro) are an Indigenous ethnic group of the Guajira Peninsula in northernmost Colombia and northwest Venezuela. The Wayuu language is part of the Arawakan language family.

  1. ^ "XIV Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda, 2011". Instituto Nacional de Estadística(INE).

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La Guajira Department

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settlement as the village of Riohacha, as a result of constant attacks by the Wayuu people. In 1544, it was moved to the site of the present-day city. In 1871,...

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Pimienta. Pimienta identifies as queer. She is of mixed Afro-Colombian and Wayuu descent. She is a single parent. Pimienta is close friends with Canadian...

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La Guajira Desert

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a zone known as El Cerrejón. It is also home to the indigenous Wayuu people. The Wayuu are mostly herders but also master deep-sea divers, known for collecting...

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Maicao (Wayuu: mai-ka-u) is a city and municipality in the Department of La Guajira, northern Republic of Colombia. It is located 76 km from Riohacha...

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locality in the Macuira National Natural Park. The specific name wayuu refers to Wayuu people, an ethnic group from the extreme north of Colombia. Males measure...

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March 2000. It is named after Juyá, the mythological rain god of the Wayuu people native to South America. Huya's surface is moderately red in color due...

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populations. C-M217 is found among the Wayuu people of Colombia and Venezuela. Listed here are notable Indigenous peoples of the Americas by human Y-chromosome...

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Punta Gallinas

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of Uribia, about 150 km (95 mi) northeast of Riohacha. The indigenous Wayuu people have populated the area for a long time. The headland is also the location...

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live streaming service in China Huya (mythology), the rain god of the Wayuu people of Venezuela and Colombia Huya (noble), an Egyptian official during the...

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peoples of Colombia. UNESCO report on education of indigenous peoples in Colombia (in Spanish) Ethnic groups of Colombia Documentary about the Wayuu Indigenous...

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Zulia. The most numerous indigenous people, at about 200,000, is the Venezuelan part of the Wayuu (or Guajiro) people who primarily live in Zulia between...

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