The Bench language, which is also known as Gimira, is a member of the Northern Omotic branch of Afro-Asiatic language family. It is spoken by about 356,000 people in southern Ethiopia. There are three main dialects: the Bench dialect, which has about 347,636 speakers; the Mer dialect with about 8,159 speakers; and the She dialect with about 492 speakers.
Bench is rarely written, but when it is a version of the Ethiopic script is used. Latin-based transcription systems, like the one below are also used.
Bench audio New Testament
Recording of Bible passages in Bench