[muh-shon-uh, -shoh-nuh]

noun, plural Ma·sho·nas, (especially collectively) Ma·sho·na. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mashona

Historical Examples of mashona

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

  • 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

another name for the Shona (def. 1)
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