151,000 (2010 UNSD), increasing. 5,770 Bodi (2010 UNSD). L2 users: 6,300. 143,000 monolinguals.
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: 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.