noun, plural Sho·nas, (especially collectively) Sho·na for 1.
- Also called Mashona. a member of a group of peoples constituting more than two thirds of the population of Zimbabwe.
- the Bantu language of the Shona.
- plural -na or -nas a member of a Sotho people of S central Africa, living chiefly in Zimbabwe and Mozambique
- the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family