10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Shona People

Written by Keren Mikva


People of the same clan use a common set of totems

Totems, usually made of animal and body parts, delineate people with a common ancestor. The ancestor would have been the founder of the totem. Those within the same totem are not allowed to marry or have intimate relationships with each another. Totems can also cross regional groupings.