26,900 (2007 census), increasing. 18,700 monolinguals.
Southwest Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), toward Sudan border; west of Mizan Teferi.
Chai (Caci, Cai), Tirmaga (Cirma, Dirma, Terema, Terna, Tid, Tirima, Tirma, Tirmagi). Lexical similarity: 81% with Mursi [muz].
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.