10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Shona People

Written by Keren Mikva

The Shona people, the largest ethnic group in Zimbabwe, are a unique group that embrace a variety of different cultures and traditions. Although Mozambique, South Africa, and Botswana all claim Shona populations, the majority of Shona live in Zimbabwe. Shona make up 80 percent of Zimbabwe’s 9-million-plus population. All told, the Shona are an estimated 14-million strong, and their cultural influence across Africa is extremely important. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the Shona people.

Sources: EveryCulture.com, ZimEye.org, AfricanImportart.com, Britannica.com, Bulawayo1872.com, AfricanCraftsMarket.com, PBS.org, African Holocaust Society, University of Witwatersrand Press