43,700 (2007 census). 100 monolinguals. L2 users: 3,240.
Northeast, Amara and Afar states; Rift Valley in Yimlawo, Gusa, Shonke, Berehet, Khayr Amba, Melkajillo, Metehara, and Shewa Robit villages area.
Aliyu Amba-Ankober, Shagura, Shonke-T’allaha. The, purest, Argobba is spoken in Shonke and T’allaha. Lexical similarity: with Amharic [amh] 74%–83% with Amba-Ankober and Shagura dialects south, 53% with Shonke-T’allaha north.