noun, plural Sho·nas, (especially collectively) Sho·na for 1.
  1. Also called Mashona. a member of a group of peoples constituting more than two thirds of the population of Zimbabwe.
  2. the Bantu language of the Shona. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of shona

  • When little Shona Ritchie plucked up the courage to ask for a peck from Prince William, the future king was happy to oblige.

British Dictionary definitions for shona


  1. plural -na or -nas a member of a Sotho people of S central Africa, living chiefly in Zimbabwe and Mozambique
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
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