74,400 (2007 census). 38,400 monolinguals (1994 census). Ethnic population: 46,500 Hamer, 27,000 Banna (2007 census).
Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), South Omo zone, near Omo river; north of Lake Turkana, southwest corner, near Kenya, Uganda, and Sudan borders.
Hamer and Banna are separate ethnic groups who speak virtually the same language.
7,120 L2 speakers.
Traditional religion, Christian.