187,000 in Ethiopia (2007 census), increasing. 99,700 monolinguals. Population total all countries: 209,000. Ethnic population: 3,450 Fadashi.
Benishangul-Gumuz Region, corner formed by Blue Nile river and Sudan border north of Asosa; Dalati, Sirba Abay area east of Dabus river. Also in Sudan.
3 (Wider communication).
Bake, Dabuso, Fadashi, Mayu, Shuru, Undu. Probably more than one language.
SVO; case suffixes, passive, causative; prepositions; tonal
16,533 L2 speakers. All domains, except for religion (which is in Arabic [arb]). All ages. Positive attitudes.
‘Beni Shangul’ is the Arabic name. Muslim.