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[muh-shon-uh, -shoh-nuh]
noun, plural Ma·sho·nas, (especially collectively) Ma·sho·na.
  1. Shona(def 1).
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Examples from the Web for mashona

Historical Examples

  • The Matabele do not use drums in their religious dance like the Mashona.

    South and South Central Africa

    H. Frances Davidson

  • The beer evaporates, and the ants eat the sadza; but, to the Mashona mind, the disappearance is due to supernatural causes.

    Fetichism in West Africa

    Robert Hamill Nassau

  • The Matabeles and Mashona tribes between them contrived to render the country uninhabitable.

  • The next day we continued our trek, and shortly before noon arrived at the first Mashona village on the route.

    Through Veld and Forest

    Harry Collingwood

  • And to-morrow thou shalt sit beside me, here in this great square, and witness the annual festival of the Mashona nation.

    Through Veld and Forest

    Harry Collingwood

British Dictionary definitions for mashona


noun plural -na or -nas
  1. another name for the Shona (def. 1)
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