Shona languages

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Shona
Geographic
distribution:
Zimbabwe
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Glottolog: shon1250[1]

The Shona languages are a clade of Bantu languages coded Zone S.10 in Guthrie's classification. According to Nurse & Philippson (2003), the languages form a valid node. They are:

Shona proper, Dema, Kalanga, Manyika, Ndau, Nambya, Tawara, Tewe

Some classifications include them with the other Zone S languages as Southern Bantu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Shona". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Nurse & Philippson (2003), The Bantu Languages.