9,000 (2002 SIL). 5,570 Upper Bondo and 3,500 Lower Bondo. Few Lower Bondo are monolingual.
Odisha state: Malkangiri district, Khoirput sub-district, Bondo Hills.
Positive attitudes. Many also use Adivasi Oriya [ort], for trade and interactions with surrounding communities. Few Upper Bondo are bilingual.
Oriya (Odia) script [Orya].
A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Hindu.