Tariano of Colombia

The Tariano belong to the Arawakan linguistic family, along with the Kawiyarí and Kuripako. This people group numbers a mere 400 people, and they are located in the southern region along the Rio Vaupés. Their economy is based on the slash-and-burn method of agriculture as well as hunting and fishing.

The Tariano practice ethnic religions, including animism and shamanism. There is no translation of the Bible in their language, and there are few evangelical Christians among them.

Sustainability // The Bigger Story

The Assemblies of God came to Colombia in the 1930s, and since then 600 churches have been planted throughout the country. The church there is strong and growing, and that is the church that will lead the movement of the gospel to the indigenous tribes of Colombia. Pray for them as Latin America Caribbean (LAC) World Missions equips, trains, and mobilizes the church to share the gospel in an understandable way.

Partnership // Move Beyond
  • Pray that a church will be planted to establish a Christian community among the Tariano.
  • Pray for LAC as they work with the local church to build relationships with the Tariano.
  • As the Word is preached, pray for understanding on the part of the Tariano to know the truth and put their faith in Christ.
  • Pray for compassion ministries to provide practical aid to their communities.
  • Pray that a Bible will be translated into their language.

To get involved, see the LAC Pipeline. Interested in more opportunities? See the Wide Open Missions website.

Joshua HuverTariano of Colombia