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  1. a member of any of the Tsonga-speaking Bantu peoples settled in Mozambique and NE Transvaal, esp one who works in a gold mine
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Examples from the Web for shangaan

Historical Examples

  • Close on its heels came the message from Henriques by a Shangaan in his pay.

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • It was the kraal of the old white-tufted Shangaan, as Shadrach learned afterwards.

  • A Shangaan baboon’—he grinned at his companion—‘is more easily frightened than those of the Drakensberg.