proper noun (Shangani, or Shangans)
- An African tribe or clan or nation.
- A member of the tribe.
- The language of the Shangaan.
Etymology: From the name of Soshangani, the leader of the Revolt against Chaka Zulu, who fled to Zimbabwe. Alternatively from Zulu: shangane: a wanderer.
- There are up to 14 minority dialects in the country, which include Kalanga spoken in Bulilimamangwe district in Matabeleland South, Hwesa in the Nyanga district, Sotho in Gwanda South, Shangani in Chiredzi, Chitoko-Tonga (Mudzi Tonga) in Mudzi district, Venda in Beitbridge and Tonga in the Binga, Omay and Nyaminyami districts. http://listserv.arizona.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0405&L=ilat&D=0&P=1731 - 18k -
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for Shangaan for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.