Indigenous Group Piapoco (Also known as: Cuipaco, Dzase, Dzaze, Piapoko, Wenéwika, Tsase)
Location Colombia, North Eastern Interior of Guainia region, West of Puerto Inirida, near the Orinoco River, Lower Vichada River region, Meta and Guaviare Rivers and the Matavén Forest.
Estimated Population 4,542 (1993, Census)
Environment Savannah / Plain / Tropical
Lifestyle Hunter / Gatherer / Agriculture
Subsistence Sedentary
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Piapoco
Classification: Arawakan, Maipuran, Northern Maipuran, Inland
Alternate Names: Tsase, Dzase, Dzaze Piapoko
Website URLs Ethnologue: Piapoco, A Language of Colombia
Piapoco Indians
The Piapoco Indians
Indigenous Communities of Colombia
Cultural Survival Projects: Colombia
Orinoco Online: Tsase
The People of the Matavén Forest and the National Park System: Allies in the Creation of a Community Conserved Area in Colombia
NGOs Cultural Survival
Orinoco Online
The World Conservation Union (IUCN)