187,000 in Ethiopia (2007 census), increasing. 3,450 Fadashi. Population total all countries: 367,000. 99,700 monolinguals. L2 users: 16,500 in Ethiopia.
Benishangul-Gumuz region: Blue Nile river and Sudan border corner north of Asosa; Dalati, Sirba Abay area east of Dabus river; Matahara in eastern Ethiopia.
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.