43,700 (2007 census). 100 monolinguals.
Northeast, Amhara, Oromiya, and Afar regions; 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.