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Shona speaking countries

Shona is no official language in any country and is spoken only in parts of Zimbabwe. The Shona language (native name: chiShona) has its roots in the Niger–Congo language family.



Further languages in Zimbabwe are:

Distribution Shona

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
ZimbabweEastern Africano72.1 %10,716,000



Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Shona as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.