Hadiya is the name of the Ethiopian ethnic group of people who speak the Hadiyya language. The Hadiya Zone is named after the Hadiya people, whose homeland covers part of this administrative division. The 2007 Ethiopian national census reported that 1,269,382 people (or 1.5% of the population) identified themselves as Hadiya, of whom 150,087 were urban inhabitants. The Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region is home to 93.9% of this people.
- "Census 2007, Country Level", Table 3.1
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