• noun , class(9)
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
buffalo
A species of the genus Bos or Bubalus (B. bubalus), originally from India, but now found in most of the warmer countries of the eastern continent. It is larger and less docile than the common ox, and is fond of marshy places and rivers.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
nyati iyi this buffalo
nyati iyo that buffalo
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
nyati yangu my buffalo
nyati yako your buffalo (singular)
nyati yenyu your buffalo (plural)
nyati yake his/her buffalo
nyati yedu our buffalo
nyati yacho its buffalo
nyati yavo their buffalo
last updated: Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 1:44:25 PM Central European Summer Time


  • noun , class(10)
  • stem :
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
buffaloes
Plural of nyati.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
nyati idzi these buffaloes
nyati idzo those buffaloes
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
nyati dzangu my buffaloes
nyati dzako your buffaloes (singular)
nyati dzenyu your buffaloes (plural)
nyati dzake his/her buffaloes
nyati dzedu our buffaloes
nyati dzacho its buffaloes
nyati dzavo their buffaloes
last updated: Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 1:44:25 PM Central European Summer Time

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