151,000 (2007 census), increasing. 6,990 Bodi (2005 SIL). 143,000 monolinguals. L2 users: 6,300.
YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch State, Bench-Maji zone; highlanders (Banio) in Bachuma area; lowlanders (Koruwo) south; Bodi near Omo river.
SVO; postpositions; genitives, adjective, articles, and relatives follow noun heads; question word final; prefixes and suffixes; verbs inflected; tonal.