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Shona language resources



Shona is spoken on a daily basis in: Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Encyclopedia resources on Shona
Shona language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spoken Dialects: The Shona Experience', Language Matters , 27, 79–93. [ edit ] External links Shona language edition of Wikipedia Ethnologue report on Shona Shona - English Dictionary Retrieved from " http ...

Shona people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, many black Zimbabweans do not self-identify as Shona, preferring instead to describe their origin in terms of their specific language/dialect group (e.g. Zezuru ) or ancestry group (e.g. Rozvi ...

Category:Languages of South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...language Shona language Sotho language S cont. Sotho language group South African English South African Sign Language Swati language T Tsonga language Tswana language V Venda language X Xhosa language Xiri language Z ...

Category:Bantu languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...language Shona language Sotho language Sotho language group Suba language Swahili language Swati language T Tshiluba language Tsonga language Tswana language Tumbuka language V Venda language X Xhosa language Y Yauma ...

Chichewa language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...where, according to some estimates, it ranks as the third most widely used local language, after Shona and Ndebele . The countries of Malawi , Zambia , and Mozambique constitute the central location of ...

Bantu languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bantu language with the largest number of speakers is Swahili (G 40), while those with the most native speakers are Shona and Zulu . Judging from the history of Swahili, some linguists believe that ...

Chimurenga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...is a word that translates from the Shona language as "struggle." The concept is widely used in the Shona -majority country of Zimbabwe to wars against oppression, especially colonialism and neocolonialism ...

Talk:English language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...to mean 'native English speakers'. English is almost exclusively a second (or third) language among the Shona and Ndebele. kwami 21:09, 2005 Jun 17 (UTC) [ edit ] Closest Related Language??? Scots or ...

Wikipedia:Babel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...to contact someone who speaks a certain language. The idea originated on the Wikimedia Commons and has ... sm - Gagana Samoa (Samoan) 1.177 sn - chiShona (Shona) 1.178 so - Soomaaliga (Somali) 1.179 sq - Shqip ...

List of languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
More structured lists are also available: Language families and languages ISO 639 List of languages by ... Shona Shor Shughni Shumashti Sicilian ( Romance ) Sidamo Sindhi Sindarin Sinhalese Sioux Siraiki Sivandi Skolt ...



Academic resources on Shona
Shona People
Sena, Barwe, Tsonga, Venda Types of Art: Shona are best known for their beautifully adorned wooden headrests. Most of the art associated with Shona is either personal or utilitarian. Although they ...

Fortune Shona sources
...resource of African languages and linguistics for Southern Africa, including major holdings for Shona, Nguni (Ndebele, Zulu, and Xhosa) and Sotho, the principal Southern Bantu linguistic groups ...

Redirects for Victorian Web, Postcolonial Web, and Cyberspace ...
George Landows' sites are now hosted at the following places: Victorian Web: http://www.victorianweb.org/ Postcolonial Web: http://www.postcolonialweb.org/ ...

Mbira: Constraint and Mobility in Shona Society
Is Shona society really as traditional and as 'backwards looking' as often portrayed? This paper challenges this view through a look at traditional Shona song: mbira music. The Mbira: Constraint and ...

UCLA Language Materials Project - Index Page
Shona Sindhi Sinhalese Slovak Slovenian Somali Swahili Swedish Tagalog Tajik Tamil Tatar Telugu Thai Tibetan Tigrinya Turkish Turkmen Twi Uighur Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Warlpiri Welsh Wolof Xhosa Yakut Yiddish Yoruba Zulu ...

Mbira: Constraint and Mobility in Shona Society
Is Shona society really as traditional and as 'backwards looking' as often portrayed? This paper challenges this view through a look at traditional Shona song: mbira music. The Paper Mbira: Constraint ...

LHU Women's Softball/Shona M. Guevara
Shona M. Guevara R-Junior 5'4" Pitcher Chino Hills, Calif. / Ruben S. Ayala (Humboldt State University) Getting Guevara : Will battle for the ace in the Haven's ...

CSUEB Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department - Home Page
...br /> <b>Warning</b>: main(./description.txt) [<a href='function.main'>function.main</a>]: failed ... JavaScript' (A.K.A. 'Active Scripting') must be enabled to fully utilize this website. College of ...

Yale Africa Guide InterActive: Language/Shona
Shona Yale Africa Guide InterActive: Language : Shona | Home | Add a Site | Modify a Site | What's New | What's Cool | Top Rated | Random Link | Search | Would you like to be an ...

Peoples Resources
Shona Songo Songye Suku Swahili Tabwa Tuareg Urhobo We Winiama Wodaabe Wolof Woyo Wum Yaka Yombe Yoruba Zaramo Zulu Go to Countries Resources revised 03 November 1998



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Government resources on Shona
VOA.GOV
Shona Slovak Slovene Spanish Special English Swahili Thai Tibetan Tigrigna Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Zimbabwe Ndebele Shona English English-Worldwide Disclaimer & Privacy Notice

CIA - The World Factbook -- Zimbabwe
African 98% (Shona 82%, Ndebele 14%, other 2%), mixed and Asian 1%, white less than 1% Religions: syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24 ...

Languages - what we translate to and from. Language Translation.
Shona Language Sindhi Language Singhalese Language Siswati Language Slavic Language Slovak Language Slovenian Language Somali Language Sotho Language Spanish Language Spanish - Latin American Language Swahili ...

Foreign Language Collection
Shona Sinhalese Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Twi Vietnamese Yoruba Help | Contact Us | Site Index | Privacy Policy | Quality | Disclaimer U.S. Department of ...

Kentucky: Personnel Cabinet - Department for Personnel Administration
Fax 502-564-0512 Karen Neeley, Personnel Program Mgr. 502-564-8030, x 4153 [ [email protected] ] Shona Alderson 502-564-8030, x 4145 [ [email protected] ] Claude Anderson 502-564-8030, x 4158 [ clauder ...

Search Results - NTIS Search
Shona - Basic Course (Textbook). Audiovisual. AV008826BB00; Year : 1995; Shona - Basic Course (Audiocassettes and text). Multimedia. AV008840AE00; Year : 1996; Shona - Basic Course ...

Browse Audiovisual Collections
Shona Sinhalese Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Twi Vietnamese Yoruba Amharic Arabic Armenian Bulgarian Cambodian Cantonese Chinese Chinyanja Czech Finnish French Fula German Greek Hausa Hebrew Hungarian Igbo Italian ...

CDC - GHO - New CDC Visitor and Education Center
Lameck Bonjisi of Zimbabwe, who died of AIDS in 2003. The Messengers is an example of Shona sculpture, reflecting traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean culture. The intention ...

MARC Language Codes: Part II: CODE SEQUENCE
Irish, Old (to 1100) sgn Sign languages shn Shan -sho Shona sid Sidamo sin Sinhalese sio Siouan (Other) sit Sino-Tibetan (Other) sla Slavic (Other) slo Slovak slv Slovenian sma Southern Sami sme Northern Sami smi Sami smj Lule ...

Peace Corps | World Wise Schools | Country Information
18 April 1980 from the United Kingdom Suffrage: Universal at age 18 Ethnic Groups: African 98% (Shona 71%, Ndebele 16%, other 11%), white 1% Population: 11.2 million (mid-1999) Birth Rate (per 1000): ...



".org" resources on Shona
Mbira.org - Shona mbira music of Zimbabwe
MBIRA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate the public regarding traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe, including mbira music, and to develop a library of recordings to preserve that ...

Shona people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...themselves as either belonging to the Ndebele or Shona ethnic group. Dialect groups are nowadays almost irrelevant because 'standard' shona is spoken throughout Zimbabwe. Dialects only help to ...

Can I have more time please?
She is survived also by her grandson Bruce, granddaughter Becky, and great-grandaughters Shona, Laura, Sherri and Robin. I will miss her and hope that she has found happiness wherever she is. John ...

Shona language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shona dictionary with an outline Shona grammar (revised edition). The Jesuit Fathers. Brauner, Sigmund (1995) A grammatical sketch of Shona : including historical notes . Köln: Rüdiger Koppe. Carter ...

Shona Robison MSP
Follow one of these links to open a video of Shona telling us a little bit about herself... Mac Users | Microsoft IE ...

SDNHM Shona: About the People
Shona The Shona and their ancestors have lived and died on the land of Southeastern Africa for more than 1000 years. They are Zimbabwe's largest indigenous group. Primarily peaceful farmers, they ...

SDNHM Exhibition: Spirits in Stone: The New Face of African Art
Munyaradzi. Newsweek called Shona sculpture "the most important new art form to emerge from Africa in the last hundred years," while the Economist proclaimed Shona sculptors to be the "world's best ...

CAMBA
...for immigrants, hiv and aids infeted individuals, esl classes, citizenship classes,shona sculptures,shona CAMBA (Church Avenue Merchants Block Association, Inc.) is a Brooklyn-based non ...

SAWNET: Cinema: Shona Urvashi
Shona Urvashi Filmography Chupke Se (2003 ) Sawnet film reviews Contact us: info-at-sawnet-dot-org

Baobab Gallery and Gifts, Shona Sculpture and Handcrafted Gift Items ...
Baobab Gallery and Gifts : Baobab Scultpure and Handcrafts. - Shona Sculpture Pottery Textiles Wire Art Candles Baskets Stationery Shona Sculpture, Zimbabwe, Sculpture, gifts, online shopping, garden ...



Commercial resources on Shona

Shona (or ChiShona) is a native language of Zimbabwe; the term is also used to identify those Kintu speaking peoples in Southern Africa who speak one of the Shona languages. Shona proper is an official language of Zimbabwe, along with Ndebele and English. Numbering about 6,225,000 (SIL 1989), Shona speakers comprise more than 80% of Zimbabwe's population. Shona is also spoken by a substantial number of residents of Mozambique. Other countries that host Shona language speakers are Zambia and Botswana. The total number of Shona speakers is at least 7,000,000 (UBS 1990).

Shona is a written standard language with an orthography and grammar that was codified during the early 20th century and fixed in the 1950s. The first novel in Shona, Solomon Mutswairo's Feso, was published in 1957. It is taught in the schools but is not the general medium of instruction in other subjects. It has a literature and is described through monolingual and bilingual dictionaries (chiefly Shona - English). Modern Shona is based on the dialect spoken by the Karanga people of Masvingo Province, the region around Great Zimbabwe, and Zezuru people of central and northern Zimbabwe. However, all Shona dialects are officially considered to be of equal significance and are taught in local schools.

Shona is a member of the large family of Bantu languages. In Guthrie's zonal classification of Bantu languages, zone S10 designates a dialect continuum of closely related varieties, including Shona proper, Manyika, Nambya, and Ndau, spoken in Zimbabwe and central Mozambique; Tawara and Tewe, found in Mozambique; and Ikalanga of Botswana.

Shona speakers most likely moved into present day Zimbabwe during the great Bantu expansion.

Shona has five vowels: a, e, i, o, u and has a rich consonant inventory, whose peculiarity probably features with "whistling sounds" transcribed as "zv", possibly one of the most frequent (id.e. zvakanaka, very well), "dzv", "sv" and "tsv" . It is a tonal language - tone being left out of the spelling.







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