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10 Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture

Written By: Agustina on October 31, 2016 No Comment

If you want to know the different cultures, look at Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture. The cuisine, art, ceremonies, beliefs and music are parts of the culture discussed in the following post. Shona is considered as the largest ethnic group. They are famous due to the unique creations of carving of idols or gods and sculptures. Besides carving, the traditional arts of the local people also include in jewelry, textiles, basketry and pottery. Let us find out other interesting facts about Zimbabwe culture.

Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture 1: the Shona sculpture

The combination of European and African folklore is seen on the sculpture created by Shona people.

traditional zimbabwe bird design

traditional zimbabwe bird design

Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture 2: the famous Zimbabwean sculptors

Locardia Ndandarika, Tapfuma Gutsa, Nesbert, Henry Muyradzi, and Nicholas are some Zimbabwean sculptors who get the international fame. The African American artists have been influenced by the sculptors of Zimbabwe.

Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture 3: the official language

The official language in Zimbabwe is English. The Zimbabweans who consider English as their native language only accounts of 2 percent of the total population. Most people speak Bantu languages where 18 percent of them speak Ndebele and 76 percent of them speak Shona.

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zimbabwe market

zimbabwe market

Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture 4: Feso

Feso is written by Solomon Mutswairo. In 1957, the novel was published. It is considered as the first Shona novel fused with the oral tradition of the Shona people.

Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture 5: the spoken English

Most people who live in the rural regions do not speak English for the language is more popular in the cities.

Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture 6: education

When the Zimbabweans go to school, Ndebele, Shona and English will be used. The native language usually is used until the students are in the third grade. Then English will be used.

Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture 7: bota

One of the staple foods in Zimbabwe is bota. It is a kind of porridge where the cornmeal is mixed with water. The peanut butter or butter is used as the flavor. People eat bota for their breakfast.

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zimbabwe people

zimbabwe people

Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture 8: the main meal

The main meals include rice and chicken served with coleslaw salad.  When people have lunch or dinner, they like to eat sadza, which is a little bit similar with bota.

Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture 9: the important celebration

The cow, sheep or goat will be killed to have a BBQ with family and friends when they want to celebrate an important occasion.

interesting facts about zimbabwe culture

interesting facts about zimbabwe culture

Interesting Facts about Zimbabwe Culture 10: the Miss Heritage Zimbabwe contest

Since 2012, the Miss Heritage Zimbabwe contest has been performed in the country to find the national beauty pageant.

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