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n. pl. Karanga or Ka·ran·gas
1. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting southeastern Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique.
2. The dialect of Shona spoken by the Karanga.

[Shona -karanga as in Chikaranga, the Karanga dialect of Shona.]
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(Anthropology & Ethnology) a call or chant of welcome, sung by a female elder
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (intr) to perform a karanga
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The mutiny is also significant here for two other reasons: many have claimed that those schisms were along sub-ethnic lines within the Shona ethnic group: the Manyikas and the Karangas. Secondly, the mutiny was foiled by a ZANLA force nicknamed Gukurahundi, which in Shona means "the first rains that wash away the chaff to prepare for farming season." The implication, then, is to remove the obstructive elements within the movement before any further progress can be made.
Por ejemplo, en materia de divorcio el testimonio de la Autoridad Originaria de Jach'a Karangas relata:
(9) 'Mbakumba' was originally performed by the Karangas of Masvingo in Zimbabwe.
Kids in Tanzania call them karangas; in the Congo, they're goobers.