Shona

noun
Sho·​na | \ ˈshō-nə How to pronounce Shona (audio) \
plural Shona or Shonas

Definition of Shona

1 : a member of any of a group of Bantu peoples of Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique
2 : the group of languages spoken by the Shona

First Known Use of Shona

circa 1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Shona.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shona. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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