• English word elephant in the Shona Dictionary
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/ⁿz̤óu/


  • noun , class(9)
  • variant:
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
A five-toed proboscidian mammal, of the genus Elephas, constituting a subfamily, Elephantina and comprehending two living species, namely, Elephas indicus and Elephas (Loxodon) africanus.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
nzou iyi this elephant
nzou iyo that elephant
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
nzou yangu my elephant
nzou yako your elephant (singular)
nzou yenyu your elephant (plural)
nzou yake his/her elephant
nzou yedu our elephant
nzou yacho its elephant
nzou yavo their elephant
last updated: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:34:18 AM Central European Standard Time


/ⁿz̤óu/


  • noun , class(10)
  • stem :
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
Plural of nzou.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
nzou idzi these elephants
nzou idzo those elephants
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
nzou dzangu my elephants
nzou dzako your elephants (singular)
nzou dzenyu your elephants (plural)
nzou dzake his/her elephants
nzou dzedu our elephants
nzou dzacho its elephants
nzou dzavo their elephants
last updated: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:34:18 AM Central European Standard Time

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