9,000 (2002 SIL). Few Lower Bondo are monolingual. 5,570 Upper Bondo and 3,500 Lower Bondo.
Odisha, Malkangiri district, Khoirput block, Bondo Hills.
Positive attitudes. Many use Adivasi Oriya [ort] for trade and interactions with surrounding communities. Few Upper Bondo are bilingual.
A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Hindu.