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n. pl. Manyika or Ma·nyi·kas
1. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting eastern Zimbabwe and west-central Mozambique.
2. The Bantu language of this people, closely related to Shona.

[Manyika -manyika, as in Chimanyika, the Manyika language.]
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Consequently he received a State-assisted funeral against the dissenting voices from the other ethnic groups like the Manyikas, the Ndaus and the Korekores who felt that their own liberation heroes were being sidelined.
No mention whatsoever is made in his novels about the contributions of the Ndebeles, the Manyikas, the Shangaan and the Ndaus in the first liberation struggle in this country.