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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a people of Zimbabwe and central Mozambique. The Shona include many subgroups, including the Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Ndau, and Zezuru.
  • noun The Bantu language of the Shona.

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  • proper noun A language spoken in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
  • proper noun The Bantu tribes who speak Shona.
  • proper noun A female given name.

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  • noun a Bantu language spoken in Zimbabwe
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the culture of the Shonas
  • noun a member of a Bantu tribe living in present-day Zimbabwe

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Shona -shona as in Mashona, the Shona people, and Chishona, the Shona language.]

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Scottish Anglicized form of Seonag ( =Joan) and an American variant of Shauna.

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