191,000 in Eritrea (2006), increasing. Population total all countries: 223,800.
South and North Red Sea regions.
Irob dialect only in Ethiopia. Very similar to Afar [aar].
Latin script [Latn].
Ethnic group names are Asa’orta, Hadu (Hazu), Miniferi. Nomadic. Not accepting of outsiders. Muslim, Christian.