159,370, all users. L1 users: 157,000 (2007 census), increasing. L2 users: 2,370. 84,400 monolinguals (1994 census).
Oromia region: Lake Abbaya, Gidicho island, Harro village; Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Sidama zone, Amaro mountains east of Lake Abaya.
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Amharic [amh].