4,530,000 (1994 census). 25,500,000 all Oromo speakers in Ethiopia (2007 census).
Oromiya Region, northern Bale, East Hararghe, and West Hararghe zones.
Similar to Borana-Arsi-Guji Oromo [gax].
Positive attitudes. Also use Amharic [amh].
In Ethiopia, Oromo is viewed as 1 people who speak 1 language. Muslim.