by Aquilina Mawadza
Shona, a Bantu language, is the national language of Zimbabwe. It is also spoken in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia. The basics of ChiShona, the most widely spoken form of Shona, appear here in twelve comprehensive lessons.
Each chapter includes a practice dialogue, vocabulary, points of grammar, and review exercises, while cultural information places the language in a practical context. This guide provides the student, traveler, or businessperson with both the means for immediate communication and a foundation for future study.
About the author(s)
Aquilina Mawadza is a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. She earned a masterís degree in linguistics from the University of Florida, where she also taught Shona for two years. She is the author of the Shona-English/ English-Shona Dictionary & Phrasebook, also published by Hippocrene Books.
Paperback: 201 pages