69,970, all users. L1 users: 68,600 (2007 census). L2 users: 1,370. 27,500 monolinguals.
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Tsegen zone, west of Lake Chamo.
Dihina (Tihina, Tihinte), Gergere (K’ark’arte), Gobeze, Gollango (Kollanko), Gorose (Gorrose, Korrose), Harso (Worase). Lexical similarity: 78% with Bussa [dox], 73% with Tsamai [tsb], 77% with the Harso dialect, 92% with the Gollango dialect, 41% with Konso [kxc]. The Harso dialect has 80% lexical similarity with the Dobase dialect of Bussa [dox], 56% with Tsamai [tsb].
Positive attitudes. Also use Amharic [amh].