242,000 (2007 census), increasing. 139,000 monolinguals.
South of Lake Chamo, Sagan river bend. A few in Kenya.
5,658 L2 speakers. All domains. Positive attitudes.
Gat(t)o is a town on both sides of Gatto River; those living on Konso side speak a dialect of Konso; those on Gidole side speak a dialect of Diraytta [gdl]. Traditional religion, Christian.