81,620, all users. L1 users: 74,500 (2007 census). 47,500 Hamer, 27,000 Banna. L2 users: 7,120. 38,400 monolinguals (1994 census).
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: south Omo zone, near Omo river; north of Lake Turkana, near Kenya and Sudan borders; Oromia region: Borena zone.
None known. Hamer and Banna are separate ethnic groups who speak virtually the same language.
Traditional religion, Christian.