151,000 (2007 census), increasing. More than 95% monolingual. Ethnic population: 6,990 Bodi (2007 census).
Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), 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
6,300 L2 speakers. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.