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Akadzva            Success
Aizivaishe          God knew
Anashe              With God
Anatswanashe  Perfected by God
Aneni                 God is with me
Anesu                She is with us
Anesuishe         God with us
Anodiwa            Loved One
Anokosha          She is important
Anoona              God sees
Anotida             We are loved
Atidaishe           God has loved us
Auyanerudo      She has come with love

Batsirai             Help
Biria                  Gathering

Chenai             Cleanse
Chenesai         Make clean
Chengetai       Look after
Chidao            Praise name
Chidiwa           Adorable
Chido              Wish
Chidochashe   Will of God
Chiedza           Morning light, Sun rise
Chipiwa           God given
Chipo              Gift
Chipochashe   The Lord's gift!
Chiramwiwa    Rejected, Abandoned
Chiratidzo       Wonder
Chishamiso     Miracle
Chisi               Holiday
Chiwoniso       Light

Dadirai            Be a show off
Dadisai           Make us proud
Dakarai           Happiness, Rejoice
Danai              Love each other
Dziva              Water
Dova               Morning dew
Dudzai            Be truthful

Edzai               Try

Fadzai             Make happy
Farai                Rejoice
Farirai              Find joy
Fudzayi            Be shepherds
Fungai             Think

Gondayi           Trust
Goridhe            Gold

Haruperi          It never ends
Hazvinei           It doesn`t matter

Idai                  Love them
Ipaishe            Give it to God
Isheanopa       God gives
Iwe                  You
Izibongo          Royal praise

Katsiru             Female cow
Kama               Milk
Kitti                  Cat
Kubvoruno       Very old Shona
Kuchema          To cry
Kuda                To Love
Kudakwake      God's will
Kudakwashe    God's will, Will of God
Kudzaishe        Respect God
Kuenda            To go
Kufara              Happiness
Kugarakunzwana     To live together is to find peace
Kunashe          There is God
Kundai             Succeed, Success
Kundiso           We have conquered
Kusvika           To arrive
Kutamba         To dance, To play
Kudzoka          To come back
Kuseka            To laugh
Kuzivakwashe  Gods knowledge, God's will, In God's order.
Kwayedza        Sunrise

Mai                   Mother
Maidei              What did you want?
Maitaishe         Thank you, Lord
Majaira             You are getting used to this  
Makanaka         Being good
Makatendeka   God is faithful
Mandida            You have loved me
Mandiedza        You have tried me
Mangwanani     Morning
Masamba           Leaves
Manyara            You have been humbled
Manyika            Thank you
Marwei              Why are you fighting?
Masamba          Leaves
Matida               God, You have loved us  
Matipa               God, You have given us  
Matiroya            You fixed us.
Mavhu               Sand
Mawanda          You are now many of you.
Mazvita             Thank you
Mbada               Leopord
Mbeva               Mouse
Mbira                 Voice
Meso                 Face, Eyes
Mhara               Impala
Moyo                 Heart
Muchafara         You shall be happy
Muchaneta         You will get weary
Muchazvirega     You will stop this.
Muchero             Fruit
Mudiwa              Darling, Beloved
Mukaddzi           Wife
Mukai                 Wake up
Mukudzei           Praise the Lord
Munashe           In the the Lord, With God
Munodaani        Who do you like?
Munopa             He Gives
Munopashe       God gives
Musatye             Don't be afraid
Musawenkosi    The grace of God
Mutapa              Conquered lands
Mutsa                Merciful
Mutsawashe     House of the Lord
Mwaita              Thank you  
Mweya              Soul
Mwoyo              Heart

Naishewedu     With our God
Nakai                Be beautiful
Natsai               Make good
Ndadzoka         I am back
Ndafadzwa       God has made me happy
Ndakasharwa   I have been chosen
Ndanatsei         What good did I do?
Ndochii              What is this
Nduma              Token of love
Netsai               Be a bother
Ngaakudzwe    Praise the Lord
Ngaatendwe    Give thanks
Ngonidzashe    Mercy of God, God's mercy
Nguvayake       In God's time
Nhambo            Hen
Nhamburo        Many troubles
Nhamo             Troubled
Nhiriri               Wild cat
Njapa               Very old Shona
Njive                 Dove
Nomusa            Merciful
Nyaradzai        Console
Nyaradzo         Comfort
Nyarai              Be contrite, Be humble
Nyasha            Mercy
Nyemwererai   Smile
Nyengeterai     Pray for
Nyenyedzi        Star
Nyika                Unity
Nyenganyenga  Swallow

Ona         See
Onai         Watch, Look

Paidamoyo      Where the heart desired
Pamhidzai       Add more in particular blessings
Panashe         Where the Lord is
Pepukai           Be aware
Pfuma              Wealth

Rangariraishe  Remember God
Ratidzai           Show
Ratidzo            Vision
Ropafadzo       Blessing from God
Rudairo           Faith
Rudaviro         An answer
Rudo              Love
Rudorwashe  God's love
Rufaro            Happiness
Rujeko           Light
Rukudzo        Honor
Rumbidzai     Praise God.
Rungano       Story
Runyararo     Peace
Rupenyu       Life
Ruponeso     Healing
Ruramisai     Make to survive
Rutendo        Faith
Rutendo        Thankful
Ruvarashe    God's flower
Ruvimbo       Faith
Ruwadzano  Togetherness

Sadzamari     Income  
Sarudzai       Chosen one
Sekai            Laugh, Humerous
Shamiso       Miracle
Shindi           Squirrel  
Shingai/Shingirirai   Perseverance
Shorai          Criticize
Shumba        Lioness
Shungu        Ambitious
Simba          Strength,Power
Simukai        Arise

Tadisa          We have loved
Tadiswanashe   We have been loved by God
Tadiwa          We have been loved
Tadiwanashe  God has loved us
Tadziripa        We have paid
Tafadzwa       We are pleased
Takaedza       We tried
Tambudzai     Trouble
Tamirira          We're waiting
Tamupiwa       We have been given
Tanatsa          We did good.
Tanatswa       We have been purified
Tanyaradzwa  We have been comforted
Tapedza          We have completed, We have finished
Tapiwa            Given
Tapiwanashe  We are given by God
Tapuwa           We have been given
Tarirai              Look
Tariro              Hope
Tarisai             Here it is , Take a look , Everybody see this
Taropafadzwa  We have been blessed.
Tasimudzwa    God has lifted us up
Tatadzei          What went wrong?
Tatadzeiko      What wrong have we done?
Tatenda          We are thankful
Tauya              We are here, We have arrived.
Tawana           We have
Tawananyasha  We have found grace/mercy
Tawanda            We are many
Tenda                 To give thanks
Tendai                Be thankful
Tese                   Together
Teuraiishe          Praise God, Pray to God
Tichaona            We will see
Timukudzei         Let's praise the Lord
Tinash                We are with the Lord, God with us
Tinashe              We are with the Lord, God with us
Tinatsei               Bless us, Cleanse us
Tinavo                 We are with them
Tinaye                 We are with Him(God)
Tinevimbo            We have faith
Tinopiwanashe    We are given by God
Tinotenda            We are grateful
Tinotendaisheanesu   We thank God for He is with us
Tinozivaishe               As a family we know God
Tiripo                         Born in a family of many wives
Tirivashe                    We belong to God
Todii                           What shall we do?
Toitasei                      What do we need to do?
Tomupeishe                What shall we give God?
Tozonziani                  What will they call us?
Tsitsi                           Grace
Tsungirirai                   Perseverance
Tumai                          Send us

Uchi                            Honey
Unopa                        God is a giver  
Upenyu                       Life

Vambo                        New beginnings
Vanesu                       They are with us
Varaidzo                     Caring about others
Vatete                        Aunt
Veneka                       Illuminate
Vhenekerayi                Illuminate
Vimbai                         Have faith
Vimbainashe               Trust in God
Vimbayi                       Have faith
Vimbiso                       Promise
Vongai                        Cherish

Wadzanai                   Live in harmony
Watida                        He has loved us
Watidaishe                 The Lord has loved us
Watinoda                    The one we love
Wonai                          Behold!

Yananiso                     Binding the family together
Yemurai                       Admire
Yeukai                         Remember

Zuva                           The Sun
Zvaitwa                       It has been done  
Zvamaita                     What God has done  
Zvanaka                      It is well
Zvanyadza                  Ashamed
Zviedzo                       Temptations
Zvikomborero              Blessings
Zvinashe                     It's with God
Zvinodaishe                What God wants
The Name Fiend is back! This time she's in Zimbabwe!

Notes
The Ancient Shona
The Snona first settled in Zimbabwe in the 11th century.
The Shona were well known for their masony and elaborate stone buildings
The Shona built the city of Great Zimbabwe which means (Great House of Stone Boulders)

In the 13th century the Zona founded the Kingdom of Zimbabwe, which lasted until the mid 15th century.
The Kingdom of Zimbabwe controlled the flourishing trade routes between the interior of southern Africa and the coast
The country of Zimbabwe was named after this ancient empire

The Modern Shona
Today the Shona people still live in Zimbabwe, where they are the largest ethnic group
Groups of Shona also live in southern Mozambique and Zambia.

The Shona are divided into five main groups:
Karanga
Kore Kore
Manyika
Ndau
Zezuru/Zeseru

The Shona are made up of many different Clans and sub clans
Each Clan is identified by a particular totem, usually an animal

Totem animals are:
Chuma Tortoise
Hove Fish
Hungwe Eagle
Matemai Antelope
Mbizi Zebra
Ngara Sheep
Nzou Elephant
Nyati Buffalo
Remba Elephant
Shato Python
Shava Antelope(Eland)
Shiri Bird
Shonga Buffalo
Shumba Lion
Sithole Cattle
Tembo Zebra
Tsoko Monkey

A Shona is not supposed to marry someone from the same Clan or eat meat from his/her Clan's totem animal
Each Clan is led by a chief who is considered guardian of the clans' customs and traditions

The Shona consider all life to be sacred and interconnected
Lions and giraffes are considered royal animals and never hunted
Each Clan has a particular Tree or plant that they always try to protect

The Shona are known for their ironwork, stone carvings and wooden head rests
The Shona are also known for their music, which includes dancing and drumming
During performances, the audience always participates

Important Shona instruments are the Hosho and Mbira
The Hosho is a type of rattle
The Mbira, is a type of finger xylophone
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