Language and Indigenous Peoples

The Wayuu Indigenous People Of Colombia And Venezuela: Video Documentary




Wayuu are the most numerous indigenous population from Colombia and Venezuela. Located in the desert peninsula of Guajira, they don´t need a passport to walk between the two countries.

Piahis/Doctors, Palabreros/Lawyer, Wayunaaiki/Spanish The Wayuu have known how to mix their own laws with technology, although they keep some distrusted of non-local people.

Los Wayuu son la etnia indígena más numerosa de Venezuela y Colombia. Mezcla ejemplar de modernidad y tradición, esta cultura matriarcal en la que se muere dos veces, se asienta en la desértica península de la Guajira, tierra fronteriza por la que se desplaza sin necesidad de pasaporte ni visados.

Piachis/médicos, Palabreros/abogados, Wayunaaiki/español Los Wayuu han sabido mantener sus propias leyes tomando de ocidente la tecnología, pero sin dejar de desconfiar del hombre blanco, el alijuna.




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