The home languages spoken most were Sepedi (33%), isiZulu (16%), chiShona
(11%) and Ndebele (10%).
The Pragmatic Import of Pronominal Usage in ChiShona
Discourse', in Per Linguam 19(1&2): 13-38.
Yellow-gilled Russula, chiropachembwa, isindi senja The vernacular names are very descriptive, meaning 'liver of the dog' in chiShona
and siNdebele respectively.
Farai Madzimbamuto explores ways in which a technical language can be developed, illustrating his approach with anatomical terms in the ChiShona
Sharing a common culture and speaking related tongues, these peoples were later classified by ethnologists as Shona (Mashona), speaking Chishona
asymmetrical object "parameter" Symmetrical Asymmetrical "Mixed" Kinyarwanda Kiswahili Sesotho Kihaya Chimwini Chishona
Kimeru Hibena Mashi Chichewa-A Luya Chichewa-B
The territory of modern Zimbabwe was populated by two Bantu-speaking groups, the VaShona people (or ChiShona
speakers), who entered the southern African region as early as the ninth century and established the state known as Great Zimbabwe by the thirteenth century; and the AmaNdebele people (or SiNdebele speakers), who came to what is now western Zimbabwe during the first half of the nineteenth century in the wake of disturbances caused by the rise and consolidation of the Zulu state.
In Zimbabwe, clinical information in ChiShona
involves inexact terminology, switching language during speech, i.
The issue of rural birthplaces being deemed 'homes' (in chiShona
, musha) and urban dwellings mere houses, implying a stronger personal identity with rural rather than urban places, is frequently acknowledged in the literature on migration in Zimbabwe, particularly by anthropologists (see Andersson 2002).
These parents were of the view that English has become a language of power and authority at the expense of the indigenous languages such as ChiShona
, IsiNdebele and Venda.
Specifically, the term ChiShona
came into use in the 19th Century (Mutswairo, 1996).
The Manyika's unique pronunciation and blend of ChiShona
is a subject of rich humour for the nonManyika.