49,900 (2010 UNSD). L2 users: 7,000. Ethnic population: 90,000 (2005 SIL). 41,100 Gidole, 7,470 Kusumitta (2007 census).
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Tsegen zone, hills west of Lake Chamo, Gidole town area.
SOV; verb suffix morphology shows causative, reflexive, subject person, number, gender.
Ethiopic script [Ethi], used since 2010, used in Church literature.