187,000 in Ethiopia (2007 census), increasing. 3,450 Fadashi. Population total all countries: 209,000. 99,700 monolinguals. L2 users: 16,500 in Ethiopia.
Binshangul Gumuz State, corner formed by Blue Nile river and Sudan border north of Asosa; Dalati, Sirba Abay area east of Dabus river.
Bake, Dabuso, Fadashi, Mayu, Shuru, Undu. Probably more than one language.
SVO; case suffixes, passive, causative; prepositions; tonal.
Latin script [Latn].
‘Beni Shangul’ is the Arabic name. Muslim.