1,280,000 in Ethiopia (2007 census). Population total all countries: 1,379,200. 906,000 monolinguals (1994 census). L2 users: 22,800 in Ethiopia.
Eastern lowlands, Afar, Amhara, and Somali regions.
2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial working language in Afar Region (1994, Constitution, Art 47).
Aussa, Baadu (Ba’adu), Central Afar, Northern Afar. Related to Saho [ssy].
Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].
Called “Danakil” in Arabic and by others, but that is considered offensive by the Afar. Called Adal in Amharic. Nomadic. Muslim.