Zezuru


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Ze·zu·ru

 (zĕ-zo͞o′ro͞o)
n. pl. Zezuru or Ze·zu·rus
1. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting northern Zimbabwe.
2. The dialect of Shona spoken by the Zezuru.

[Shona -zezuru as in Shona Chizezuru, Zezuru Shona dialect.]
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We are from the Zezuru culture, but I can assure you that he will continue running.
There is a Zezuru saying: 'Acquiring knowledge is like climbing an anthill.
The dominant Shona ethnic groups in Zimbabwe comprise the Zezuru, Karanga, Korekore and Manyika.
Mashonaland (West, East and Central) covers the northern part of the country that is largely populated by the Zezuru, a dialect of Shona.
15) Los shona parlantes se subdividen en subgrupos, que en fechas recientes son denominados como "clanes" en el interior del grupo; estos son: karanga, zezuru, manyika, kerekore, rozwi y ndau.
many key party officials are from the Zezuru clan of the Shona people,
The security apparatus is full of Mugabe's Zezuru clan, and they have been amply rewarded.
Examples were the Zezuru and Manyika of the northern plateau and others living in what eventually became Portuguese Mozambique.
The Zezuru communities, originally Zimbabwean immigrants, also resisted the vaccinations.
As an archeologist, Almasy was obsessed with finding the Zezuru oasis, and fascinated by the story of the Persian King Cambyses who around 525BC had led an army of 50,000 into the Libyan desert from Thebes on the Nile to attack the Siwan Kingdom.
In addition, many Zezuru songs also gave a singer the chance to improvise a solo, where she could argue for her own interpretation of her location.
Tribalism, like European subnationalism, may be a retrograde emotion, and progressive historians may play ostrich by dismissing "tribe" itself as an artificial category whipped up by divideand-rule imperialists; nevertheless, tribal identity dominates Zimbabwean political loyalties, while civil service appointments are increasingly interpreted in terms of rivalries within the Shona subtribes: Zezuru, Karanga, Korekore and Manyika.