Language:  Shona

Population of Groups Speaking

8,464,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

13

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
Primary Language
(13 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Doma, Vadoma Zimbabwe 18,000
 Shona Australia 11,000
 Shona Botswana 56,000
 Shona Malawi 93,000
 Shona South Africa 23,000
 Shona United Kingdom 22,000
 Shona Zambia 42,000
 Shona Zimbabwe 973,000
 Shona-Karanga Canada 4,500
 Shona-Karanga Zimbabwe 3,436,000
 Shona-Korekore Zimbabwe 1,287,000
 Shona-Zezuru Mozambique 47,000
 Shona-Zezuru Zimbabwe 2,452,000
  Totals:  13     1
Secondary Language
(1 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Ndau, Shona Mozambique 787,000
  Totals:  1     0

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
Vazezuru
Wakorikori
Wazezuru
Zezuru
Zezuru (Bazezuru)

Dialects
Budja
Chizezuru
Hwesa
Karanga
Korekore
Zezuru

Dialect Alternate Names
Bazezura
Bazezuru
Chigaranga
Chikaranga
Chikore-kore
chiShona
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
Zezuru


Bible Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1897-1994
New Testament 1907
Complete Bible 1949-2007

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