Shona is a member of the Bantu family of languages. Aside from Zimbabwe, Shona is also spoken in Mozambique. The language uses the Latin script and has a total of 26 letters.

70% of Zimbabwe's citizens speak Shona, making it the most popular language in the country. Ndebele is also spoken by around a quarter of the country's population. As Zimbabwe was formerly a British colony, English also has a significant presence in the country.

To say hello in Shona, you can say "Mhoro". To say welcome, it is "Mauya". "Wakadini zvako?" means "how are you?"

Zimbabwe is a very linguistically diverse country. Some of the languages spoken by a minority of the population in the country include Shangani, Sotho, Xhosa, Chewa, and Kalanga.

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