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Shona is a language of Zimbabwe. Roughly 75% of the population there speak it as a first language.

Shona (chiShona) is spoken by 8 to 9 million people, the vast majority living in Zimbabwe. There are also Shona-speaking populations in southern Zambia and Botswana.

A linguist, Clement Doke, is credited with the recommendation of a unified Shona language from several dialects in a report in 1931.

Territory size shows the proportion of all people who speak Shona as a first language that live in that territory.

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