A Basic Guide To Professions in Shona Language

General A Basic Guide To Professions in Shona Language

Of course, there are so many different types of jobs and occupations. However, in this haatikl, I will hexpagorate a particular number of professions in Shona that most people are familiar with.

  • Actor/actress — Mutambi wemafirimu or Mutambi wemabhaisikopo
  • Artist (singer/songwriter) — Muimbi, Munyori wenziyo
  • Audio engineer (sound engineer) — Injiniya wemumhanzi or Injiniya wemarekodhi
  • Barber (coiffeur) — Bhabha, Mugeri wevhudzi
  • Bodyguard — Monya, Mbombo
  • Bus Driver — Mutyairi wedutavanhu, Mutyairi webhazi
  • Carpenter — Muvezi
  • Con artist (hustler, yahoo boy, scammer, etc) — Mbivha, Mbavha, Chivharo, Chiridhi, Gube, Tsotsi, Gwara, Munyengedzi, Ndyire or Nhavatava
  • Commercial farmer (or residential farmer) — Murimi
  • Commuter omnibus driver/conductor/tout — Hwindi or Mutekenyi wekombi
  • Computer programmer (software engineer/developer) — Injiniya wemakombuta
  • Computer scientist — Saindisiti wemakombuta
  • Dentist — Dhokotera wemazino, or Chiremba wemazino
  • Diplomat — Dhipuromati
  • DJ (disc jockey) — Muridzi wemarekodhi
  • Doctor — Dhokotera or Chiremba
  • Economist — Ikonomisiti
  • Elected president — Mutongi wenyika, Mutangamiri wenyika, Nhungamiri wenyika
  • Engineer — Injiniya
  • Fish farmer, piscator — Mudzimba
  • Foreign intelligence officer (spy, etc) — Musori, Jonhi or Mujoni
  • Foreman — Foromani or Mupikiti
  • Housemaid — Sisi Vebasa, Musikana Webasa
  • Journalist — Mutapi wenhau or Mutori wenhau
  • Judge (magistrate) — Jaji or Mutongi
  • Lawyer (attorney, solicitor, barrister, advocate, etc) — Gweta
  • Marriage Commissioner — Mudzviti
  • Mechanic — Makanika
  • Messenger — Nhumwa, Nhume
  • Registered Nurse — Mukoti
    • Midwife — Nyamukuta
  • Pastor (preacher, reverend, etc) — Mufundisi, Muparidzi wevhangeri, Muranda wevhangeri
    • Female preacher or the preacher's wife — Mamfundisi
  • Photographer — Mutori wemifananidzo, Mutori wemafoto, Mutori wemapikicha
  • Pilot — Pairoti or Mutyairi wendege
  • Priest — Mupristi
  • Prime minister — Nhungamiri weHurumende, Mutungamiri weHurumende
  • Poet — Nyanduri, Mudetembi
  • Politician — Poritizheni
  • Police officer (intelligence officer, spy, etc) — Mupurisa or Mungonjo
  • Prophet — Muporofita or Muprofita (slang: Papa)
  • Security Guard — Mahobho, Gadhi
  • Scientist (astronomer, botanist, physicist, etc) — Saindisiti
  • Screenwriter — Munyori wemafirimu
  • Secretary — Sekiritari
  • Soccer player — Mutambi webhora, Mutambi wenhabvu
  • Soldier — Musoja
  • Student — Mudzidzi
  • Teacher (lecturer, tutor, instructor, etc) — Mudzidzisi, Murayiridzi
  • Train driver — Mutyairi wechitima or Mutekenyi wechitima
  • Writer (author, blogger, ghostwriter, etc) — Munyori
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