English translation
  1. He who begets a child; the nearest male ancestor: a male parent: so called in relation to the child.
  2. A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a lineal male ancestor, especially the first ancestor; the progenitor or founder of a race, family, or line.
  3. One who through marriage or adoption occupies the position of a male parent; a father in- law; a stepfather.
  4. One who exercises paternal care over another ; a fatherly protector or provider.
  5. The Supreme Being.- Mwari.
  6. The eldest member of any profession, or of any body.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
baba ava this father
baba avo that father
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
baba vangu my father
baba vako your father (singular)
baba venyu your father (plural)
baba vake his/her father
baba vedu our father
baba vacho its father
baba vavo their father
last updated: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 9:45:05 PM Central European Standard Time

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