489,000 (2007 census), increasing. At least two-thirds monolingual. Ethnic population: 1,000,000.
Amhara Region, Awi zone, southwest of Lake Tana, scattered in Agew Midir and Metekel.
Dega, Kunfäl (Northern Awngi), Kwolla.
64,425 L2 speakers (1994 census). All domains. All ages. Neutral attitudes. Bilingual speakers (Amharic [amh]) mostly in towns. Rural population has very limited knowledge of Amharic. For Northern Awngi (Kunfäl), only male population has knowledge of Amharic.