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A Survey of the Minority Languages of Zimbabwe

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Published by Univ. Zimbabwe Publ. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language & Linguistics,
  • Language,
  • Foreign Language Study,
  • Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books,
  • African Languages,
  • Zimbabwe,
  • African Languages (See Also Swahili),
  • General,
  • Foreign Language Study / African Languages,
  • Languages

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages152
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8295430M
    ISBN 100908307667
    ISBN 109780908307661


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A Survey of the Minority Languages of Zimbabwe by Simooya Jerome Hachipola Download PDF EPUB FB2

Zimbabwe is one of the few countries in the region with no comprehensive information on its language situation. This book seeks to fill the gap. Language policy in Zimbabwe has evolved around the three official languages, English, Ndebele and Shona.

The author, a lecturer in Bantu linguistics at the University of Zimbabwe highlights the status of theindigenous minority. Survey of the minority languages of Zimbabwe. Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe: University of Zimbabwe Publications, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Simooya Jerome Hachipola.

Language policy in Zimbabwe has evolved around the three official languages, English, Ndebele and Shona. The author, a lecturer in Bantu linguistics at the University of Zimbabwe highlights the status of theindigenous minority languages by identifying communities speaking minority languages, their locations, and the role minority languages have.

Survey of the minority languages of Zimbabwe. Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe: University of Zimbabwe Publications, (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Simooya Jerome Hachipola.

Many languages are spoken, or historically have been spoken, in the adoption of its Constitution, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, namely Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, and country's main languages are Shona, spoken by roughly 70% Keyboard layout: QWERTY (US).

16 official languages for Zimbabwe The draft constitution has a provision for 16 official languages, a situation that could lead to drastic changes in the education sector, if the blueprint is.

This book is about the contradictions and infighting that occurred in the Zimbabwe liberation movement from to independence in The focus is on ZAPU, ZANU, FROLIZI, ANC/UANC, and the Zimbabwe Patriotic Front (ZPF), as well as the part played by the Frontline States in these contradictions.

The book also discusses such tragic events as the death of. ABSTRACTThis article discusses the trajectory of language legislation in colonial and postcolonial Zimbabwe in order to demonstrate the influence of language-related constitutional provisions on the use of indigenous “minority” languages in the civil courts.

Naturalistic data were collected from native speakers of Kalanga, Tonga and Shangani using Author: Maxwell Kadenge, A Survey of the Minority Languages of Zimbabwe book Kufakunesu.

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Simooya Hachipola, a linguistic expert, wrote in "Survey of the Minority Languages in Zimbabwe" () that most of the material identified in the study.

Zimbabwe’s progress in reproductive, maternal, and child health has stagnated in recent years. According to a Demographic and Health Survey, contraceptive use, the number of births attended A Survey of the Minority Languages of Zimbabwe book skilled practitioners, and child mortality have either stalled or somewhat deteriorated since the mids.

imbabwe Demographic and Health Survey Page 1 The Zimbabwe (ZDHS) is designed to provide data for monitoring the population and health situation in Zimbabwe. The ZDHS is the sixth Demographic and Health Survey conducted in Zimbabwe sinceand the objective of the survey was to provide reliable estimates of fertility levels File Size: 2MB.

It is also an attempt to contribute to literature on African languages and the media in Zimbabwe. It is both a critique of language realities in the media and a proposal for future action. ‘The absence of a single text dedicated to the longue durée of Zimbabwe’s history can now be said to be a thing of the past.

At long last, Professor Alois Mlambo has, for the first time, produced a crisp single-volume book that documents the country’s rich historical experience, covering the entire precolonial, colonial and postcolonial : Alois S. Mlambo. This book examines the exclusion of minority languages (and their speakers) from the mainstream domains of everyday social life in postcolonial Zimbabwe.

It considers forces of hegemonic nation building, subtle cultural oppression and a desire for linguistic uniformity as major factors contributing to the social exclusion of Zimbabweans from language groups other Cited by: Population.

The population of Zimbabwe has grown during the 20th century in accordance with the model of a developing country with high birth rates and falling death rates, resulting in relatively high population growth rate (around 3% or above in the s and early s).

After a spurt in the period following independence, a decline in birth rates set in. via Minority groups push for language use | The Financial Gazette – Zimbabwe News.

Minority groups in Matabeleland have intensified programmes aimed at promoting their previously marginalised languages in the wake of the adoption of the new Constitution of Zimbabwe in June this year.

The new supreme law, which repealed the Lancaster House. Using Indigenous Languages for Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe Juliet Thondhlana The question of which language(s) to use for teaching and learning is a crucial one in bilingual and multilingual contexts.

In former colonial countries, it is a question that has occupied the agendas of many governments since they attained independence. Language issues are often complex and controversial, particularly for many African countries where multiple languages are spoken.

This book explores the trends, challenges, and opportunities of publishing in African languages from national, regional, and. formulation in Africa, with specific reference to Zimbabwe as the case study. To carry out the study, critical stages, approaches, theories and models of language planning were used.

This analysis further established the attitudes of indigenous communities towards the use of indigenous languages in major domains of life. The Pan South African Language Board strives to promote and develop the official languages of South Africa, especially the minority languages.

Interest in the language and culture diminished afterbut the Department of Education and Culture has established cultural forums in the area to promote the rich culture of these people but most of. What languages are spoken in Zimbabwe?: Zimbabwe has 16 official languages - namely as Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koi-san, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, Sign Language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda and Xhosa.

However, English, Shona and Ndebele are the most widely spoken languages in the country. Approximately 70% of the population. A survey of the language situation in Zimbabwe.

Shona is one of the 16 officially recognized languages in Zimbabwe. It has a long history of standardization Author: Muzi Mlambo. The Book Chain in Anglophone Africa A Survey and Directory edited by executive committees of the Zimbabwe Library Association and the Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association.

especially in native and minority languages, to promote literacy and education and to spreadFile Size: KB. languages need to be rescued from neglect and anonymity.

Each language reflects a unique view of the world, pattern of thought and culture. Minority languages in Zimbabwe are in danger of disappearing. They should be used in academia, in the media and in society as a whole. The marginalisation of these minority languages and cultures in this File Size: KB.

However, not all indigenous languages receive equal coverage on South African television, minority languages are somewhat study uses Xitsonga language as a case study to investigate the extent to which minority languages are represented by the SABC and the way they are used.

The SABC’s editorial policy, states that the SABC Author: Hlulani Masingi. that Language planners in Zimbabwe downgrade the use of African languages as mediums of instruction for different subjects in the education system.

Zimbabwe has three national languages, Shona, Ndebele and English but virtually all children are educated through the medium of English and are expected to study their mother tongue as a Size: KB.

He provides an excellent survey of state reactions to multilingualism and their effects on minority language speakers.

He points out that Breton may have a new lease on life because of the lessening of nationalism in France brought on by the rise of the European Union. Two papers describe institutional forces at work in support of minority. Book Description.

The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of the field of multilingualism for a global readership, and an overview of the research which situates multilingualism in its social, cultural and political context.

The handbook includes an introduction and five sections with thirty two chapters by leading international contributors. Opinion - ZIMBABWE joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Mother Language Day on Febru and it was a time to take stock of the state of.

The Interface of Language and History: The Case of Shona in Zimbabwe Nesbeth Grand, Michael Mazuru African languages and Literature at Great Zimbabwe University, BoxMasvingo, Zimbabwe [email protected] Corresponding Author’s Email: [email protected] ABSTRACT The article investigates the interface between language and history.

Tshivenda. UNESCO WORLD LANGUAGES REPORT SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE. Date of completion May/ 12 / Respondent's details Name: Munzhedzi James Surname: Mafela Sex: Male X Female [] Institution belonged to: National Language Service Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Address: Private Bag X Pretoria,South Africa Telephone:.

Definition: This entry is an ordered listing of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population. The core characteristics and beliefs of the world's major religions are described below.

Baha'i - Founded by Mirza Husayn-Ali (known as Baha'u'llah) in Iran inBaha'i faith emphasizes monotheism and believes in. Coordinates. Zimbabwe (/ z ɪ m ˈ b ɑː b w eɪ,-w i /), officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and capital and largest city is second largest city is Bulawayo.A country of roughly 14 million people, Calling code: +   Shona is one of the main languages spoken in Zimbabwe and has recently been proved to be the world’s most spoken language.

This observation is cited in a book written by US based Zimbabwean author Mambo Mupepi, the book entitled “British Imperialism In Zimbabwe”.

The book is a narration of the Organizational Development of the First Chimurenga (). An extract from the book. The general assumption in this study was that the status of native languages in Zimbabwe was deteriorating while that of the English language was fast growing.

No studies had been done on the issue, so this study aimed at exploring the impact of the English language on the Zimbabwean native languages since independence (–).

The data for this study were collected Cited by: 2. Zimbabwean Literature in African Languages The impact of colonialism upon the nation of Zimbabwe is stressed to the reader from the very beginning of this work.

A critique and assessment of the schools of thought within Ndebele and Shona languages follow the politics of the colonization of the (Zimbabwean) mind (Wa Thiong’o, Ngugi, ).

In a Facebook message, Coltart said the money will be administered under the Education Transition Fund, launched soon after the inception of the unity government in to revive the education sectorAuthor: Gibbs Dube. Thirdly, minority languages do not need a precise definition to be protected by human rights instruments.

They are currently protected in the absence of a precise definition. 3 S May ‘Uncommon Languages: The Challenges and Possibilities of Minority Language Rights’ () 21(5) Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development Over 6, languages are currently spoken worldwide, but a substantial minority – well over 5% – are in danger of dying out.

It is perhaps surprising that this fraction is no higher, as most models have so far predicted that a minority language will be doomed to extinction once contacts with speakers of the majority language reach a certain level.

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Zimbabwe on this page is re-published from the World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Zimbabwe PEOPLE information contained here.

All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Zimbabwe PEOPLE should be addressed to the.Zimbabwe History, Language and Culture History of Zimbabwe. Present-day Zimbabwe was the site of a large and complex African civilisation in the 13th and 14th centuries.

It was populated by descendants of the Bantu tribes, who had migrated from the north around the 10th century.ZIMBABWE NATIONAL NUTRITION SURVEY – 25 PRELIMINARY FINDINGS Prevalence of stunting and underweight increase from birth and peak at 24 months Prevalence of wasting takes the opposite trajectory – wasting is higher in younger children, decreases over time, and plateaus at 24 months The rate of wasting in children under 1 year was 4%.