1,023,000, all users. L1 users: 975,000 (2010 UNSD). L2 users: 48,000. 439,000 monolinguals.
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ and Oromia regions: central highland area, southwest of Dilla and east of Lake Abaya.
SOV; causative; middle, passive verbs.
Also use Amharic [amh].
Ethiopic script [Ethi].
Traditional religion, Christian.