1,630,000 in Ethiopia (2010 UNSD), increasing. 4,840 Fadashi (2010 UNSD). L2 users: 16,500 in Ethiopia. 99,700 monolinguals. Total users in all countries: 1,826,500 (as L1: 1,810,000; as L2: 16,500).
Benishangul-Gumuz region: Blue Nile river and Sudan border corner north of Asosa; Dalati, Sirba Abay area east of Dabus river; Matahara in eastern Ethiopia.
Shuru, Bake, Undu, Mayu, Fadashi, Dabuso. Probably more than one language.
SVO; case suffixes, passive, causative; prepositions; tonal.
Latin script [Latn].
‘Beni Shangul’ is the Arabic name. Muslim.