1,401,000, all users. L1 users: 1,250,000 (2010 UNSD). L2 users: 151,000. 595,000 monolinguals.
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Gurage, Hadiyya, and Kambaata zones, between Omo and Billate rivers, Hosaina town area; Oromia region: east Shewa zone.
SOV; passive, reflexive, causative, middle verbs.
Also use Amharic [amh].