Shona
chiShona
Country Zimbabwe, Mozambique
Speakers
8.3 million, Shona proper (2007)
8.80 million Zezuru, Karanga, Korekore (2000)
15 million incl. Manyika, Ndau (2000–2006)
Family
Dialects
Writing
Latin script (Shona alphabet)
Arabic script (formerly)
Shona Braille
AreaMashonaland, central, and widespread throughout the country. Also in Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia.
Language Sites
ISO 639-1 sn
ISO 639-2 sna
ISO 639-3 Variously:
sna – Zezuru, Karanga, Korekore
twl – Tavara (Korekore)
mxc – Manyika
twx – Tewe (Manyika)
ndc – Ndau
Glottolog core1255  Core Shona
tawa1270  Tawara
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