Shona love poem

Mugirazi

Chimiro chako mugirazi

Ndiyo nhetembo yandinodisisa

Asika, chimbidza nokuti chinotiza

Ndikuudze kekupedzisira kuti "ndinokuda"!

Mirror effect
Translated into Chishona by Tapiwa

Audio voice Pauline Zingwe
Chimiro chako mugirazi  Ndiyo nhetembo yandinodisisa  Asika, chimbidza nokuti chinotiza  Ndikuudze kekupedzisira kuti ndinokuda!Mirror effect
Original version
Poem the mirror

Shona woman & language

My love poem in its shona translation (chishona, chichona). There are 7 million speakers in Zimbabwe where it is an official language, in Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia. So a lot of people would be able to understand my little poem. The standard shona is based on the zezuru dialect and is spoken by 80% of Zimbabweans.

Shona is a Bantu language, one of the important languages of southern Africa, which has had important literature since 1950. The main dialects are Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, and Zezuru. It's a tonal language. Zezuru is the basis of the standard language. Ndau and Kalanga, which are very close, are nevertheless considered as languages apart.

The Shonas

Zimbabwe formerly Southern Rhodesia is a country rich in minerals. The Shonas or Chonas would be the descendants of people who traded gold and ivory, today they are divided into several groups! Essentially farmers, they live in dispersed hamlets (kraals), corresponding to a segment of localized patrilineage. The authority is exercised by a hereditary chief assisted by the heads of families. Formerly matrilineal, they are today patrilineal and patrilocal. The Shonas are organized in a state with a divine king surrounded by taboos.
Neighboring languages
Kalanga poem
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