Definition of Mashona in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈʃəʊnə/


[mass noun]
The Shona people collectively, particularly those of Zimbabwe.
Example sentences
  • In the 19th century much of what is now Zimbabwe was inhabited by the Mashona people and smaller associated tribes.
  • In fact, the Mashona were empire-builders, farmers and sophisticated traders.
  • He moved his mission complex up onto a nearby plateau, next to a grove of trees sacred to the ancestral spirits of the Mashona.


Relating to the Shona people.
Example sentences
  • A pretext came in 1893, when the Matabele carried out a punitive raid on a Mashona tribe in the company's territory.
  • This may be considered the last town towards the north that is inhabited by the Mashona people.
  • It was the Mashona people who built the impressive stone citadel, a sort of an acropolis on a hill, called the Great Zimbabwe.


The name in Shona.

Words that rhyme with Mashona

belladonna, Connor, donna, goner, gonna, honour (US honor), Maradona, O'Connor, Shona, wanna

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Line breaks: Ma|shona

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