7,424, all users. L1 users: 7,390 (2007 census). L2 users: 34. 3,160 monolinguals.
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: central Omo area, lowlands southwest of Jinka.
Closely related to the Tirmaga and Chai dialects of Suri [suq].
SVO; postpositions; case suffixes; verb affixes show subject, person, and number; question words final; tonal.
Ethiopic script [Ethi].