Language:  Shona Find language 

Population of Groups Speaking

8,868,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

11

Scripture Status

Translation Need Questionable

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Indigenous
 Doma, Vadoma Zimbabwe 19,000 Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.30 % 1
 Shona Botswana 55,000 Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 % -
 Shona Malawi 92,000 Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 % -
 Shona South Africa 22,000 Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % -
 Shona Zambia 39,000 Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
 Shona Zimbabwe 1,026,000 Christianity 82.75 % 36.00 % -
 Shona-Karanga Canada 4,400 Christianity 81.00 % 30.00 % -
 Shona-Karanga Zimbabwe 3,623,000 Christianity 85.00 % 34.00 % -
 Shona-Korekore Zimbabwe 1,357,000 Christianity 74.00 % 14.00 % -
 Shona-Zezuru Mozambique 45,000 Christianity 75.00 % 25.00 % -
 Shona-Zezuru Zimbabwe 2,585,000 Christianity 83.00 % 35.00 % -
  Totals:  11     1       1  


Language Alternate Names
Bazezuru
Bazuzura
Budya
Chikaranga
Chishona
Chizezuru
Goba
Gova
Gowa
Harava
Hera
Karanga
Karanga (Chikaranga)
Korekore (Goba)
Korikori
Makorekore
Mazizuru
Northern Shona
Shangwe
Shawasha
Shona
Vazezuru
Wakorikori
Wazezuru
Zezuru
Zezuru (Bazezuru)

Dialects
Chizezuru
Karanga
Korekore

Dialect Alternate Names
Bazezura
Bazezuru
Chigaranga
Chikaranga
Chikore-kore
Cishona
Ciuaranga
Goba
Gova
Gowa
Korikori
Makorekore
Mayore-kore
Mazizuru
Northern Shona
Shangwe
Shona: Central
Shona: Chizezuru
Shona: Karanga
Shona: Northern
Shona: Western
Shona: Zezuru
Vakaranga
Vazezuru
Wakorikori
Wazezuru
 
Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1897-1994
New Testament 1907
Complete Bible 1949-1980
 
Online / Mobile App Bibles
Bible.is (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Bible.com (YouVersion)
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
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Resource New Link
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Union Shona(FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Zimbabwe Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings The Promise (StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Shona
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Walk with Jesus (Africa, JFP)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biblica Shona
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets


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