A Niger-Congo language and a Bantu member of the Benue-Congo family of languages, spoken by c. 7 million people mainly in eastern Zimbabwe (as the dominant African language), and in nearby parts of Mozambique and Botswana. It is also widely used as a lingua franca in the region.

Although there is a variety of dialects spread over, standard Shona (or Chishona) is apparently based chiefly on Karanga and Zezunu, with some lexical items from Manyika and Korekore. It is spelt in the Roman alphabet.

CLASSIFICATION = Niger-Congo family, SCRIPT = Roman

Kuverenga Chishóna : an introductory Shona reader with grammatical sketch ; Part I and II SHONA CBEG 4(PACK)
Ngatitaure Shona : A multidimensional approach to the teaching and learning of Shona as a foreign language SHONA CBEG 2
Shona : A comprehensive guide SHONA CBEG 1
Shona basic course [FSI] SHONA CBEG 6(USB)
Shona language course : books I - III SHONA CBEG 3(PACK)
Shona learners' reference grammar SHONA GRAM 1