Zimbabwe - ethnic groups photo by: terence mendoza africans make up 98% of the total population in zimbabwe and are mainly related to the two major bantu-speaking groups, the shona (about 82% of the population) and the ndebele (about 14%. Zimbabwe: indigenous ethnic groups zimbabwe is a country in southern africa north of the limpopo river and south of the zambezi (lands and peoples) early shona groups began arriving in what is now called zimbabwe in early 900 ad (lands and peoples. Names of the ethnic groups in zimbabwe skills practiced reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the decline of traditional shona music. Ethnicity in zimbabwe: transformations in kalanga and ndebele societies, 1860-1990 is a comparative study of identity shifts in two large ethnic groups in matabeleland, zimbabwe the study begins in 1860, a year after the establishment of the inyati mission station in the ndebele kingdom, and ends in the postcolonial period author enocent msindo asserts that-despite what many social. People and society, ethnic groups and languages tavara, manyika, european descent, white population, zulu zimbabwe’s population is divided into two major linguistic and ethnic groups: the shona and the ndebele.
The shona tribe is zimbabwe's largest indigenous group whose tribal language is also called shona (bantu) their population is around 9 million they are the largest ethnic group in zimbabwe the shona are found in zimbabwe, botswana and southern mozambique. Bantu-speaking ethnic groups account for 98% of zimbabwe's population the largest group is the shona, comprising 70%, followed by the ndebele at 20% the ndebele are descendants of the zulu migrations during the 19th century and the tribes with which they intermarried.
In zimbabwe, traditionally nearly all of the people speak bantu, though english is the current official language the population is divided among two groups, the shona , who made up the majority of the country, and the ndebele , who were the minority living in the southwest.
Ethnic groups according to 2012 census report, 997% of the population is of african origin  of the rest of the population, the great bulk—perhaps 30,000 persons    —are white zimbabweans of european ancestry, a minority which had already diminished in size prior to independence.
The ethnic groups of africa number in the thousands, with each population generally having its own language (or dialect of a language) and culture the ethnolinguistic groups include various afroasiatic, khoisan, niger-congo and nilo-saharan populations.
Ethnicity in zimbabwe: transformations in kalanga and ndebele societies, 1860-1990 is a comparative study of identity shifts in two large ethnic groups in matabeleland, zimbabwe the study begins in 1860, a year after the establishment of the inyati mission station in the ndebele kingdom, and ends in the postcolonial period. The african population of zimbabwe is made up of at least ten ethnic groups, each speaking a different language the two largest are the shona and ndebele the shona people make up about 60 percent of the population.