Information from: “Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL International
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
DATE OF INFO
MORE ON VITALITY
The number of speakers is increasing.
Information from: “Marginalisation of the Waata Oromo hunter-gatherers of Kenya: insider and outsider perspectives” (194-216) . Kassam, Aneesa and Bashuna, Ali Balla (2004)
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia
"[The Waata] live in scattered territorial groups along the Tana and Galana rivers and in the Taru Desert in eastern Kenya, on the Kenyan coast, in Isiolo and Marsabit districts in northern Kenya, and in parts of souther, central and western Ethiopia, as well as on the shores of Lake Tana. They may also extend into Tanzania."
Information from: “The World Atlas of Language Structures” . Bernard Comrie and David Gil and Martin Haspelmath and Matthew S. Dryer · Oxford University Press