Sidaama, Sidaamu Afoo, Sidaminya, Sidámo ’Afó
2,980,000 (2010 UNSD). L2 users: 101,000. 2,530,000 monolinguals.
South central, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: northeast of Lake Abaya; Oromia region: southeast of Lake Awasa.
Also use Amharic [amh].
Literacy rate in L2: 20%. Taught in university as a major and used as a government working language. Taught in primary schools in grades 1–4 as the medium of instruction, in grades 5–10 as a subject. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1990.