Shona (people)

Shona is the name for a subpopulation, some trunks in the southern Africa, in the area of the today's State of Simbabwe, particularly in the north and the east of the country. They consist of the six main peoples, the Kore Kore, Zezuru, Karanga, Manyika, Ndau and Rozvi and many further Kleinststämmen. The term was in 19. Century originally a devaluing name for all, which did not belong to the Ndebele trunk.

The language of the Shona is called Shona, they are likewise counted to the Bantusprachen.

The Shona places the population majority in Simbabwe. In Simbabwe and Mozambique together about 9 million Shona live.

In addition the term develops since the center 20. Century to a synonym for the Shona art, which belongs in particular with its sculpture to an important part of the contemporary African art.


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