Language:  Shona

Population of Groups Speaking

8,309,000

People Group's Primary Language

10

Bible Status

Translation Need Questionable

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress
Scale
Language
Rank
Primary
Religion
% Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Doma, Vadoma Zimbabwe 18,000 Primary Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.30 %
 Ndau, Shona Mozambique 2,309,000 Secondary Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 %
 Shona Botswana 55,000 Primary Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 %
 Shona Malawi 85,000 Primary Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 %
 Shona South Africa 21,000 Primary Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 %
 Shona Zambia 47,000 Primary Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 %
 Shona, Central Zimbabwe 959,000 Primary Christianity 82.75 % 36.00 %
 Shona-Karanga Zimbabwe 3,401,000 Primary Christianity 83.00 % 34.00 %
 Shona-Korekore Zimbabwe 1,272,000 Primary Christianity 69.00 % 14.00 %
 Shona-Zezuru Mozambique 31,000 Primary Christianity 75.00 % 25.00 %
 Shona-Zezuru Zimbabwe 2,421,000 Primary Christianity 83.00 % 35.00 %
  Totals:  11     1 10 (P) : 1 (S)        

Language Alternate Names
Bazuzura
Chishona
Gova
Gowa
Karanga (Chikaranga)
Korekore (Goba)
Korikori
Makorekore
Mazizuru
Northern Shona
Shangwe
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
Vakaranga
Vazezuru
Wakorikori
Wazezuru
 
Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions Questionable translation need
New Testament 1907
Complete Bible 1949-1980
 
Online / Mobile App Bibles
Bible.is (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Bible.com (YouVersion)
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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Resource 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biblica Shona
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets


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