A Basic Guide To Professions in Shona Language

General A Basic Guide To Professions in Shona Language

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

  • Actor/Actress — Mutambi wemafirimu, Mutambi wemabhaisikopo
  • Artist (singer/songwriter) — Muimbi, Munyori wenziyo
  • Audio Engineer (sound engineer) — Injiniya wemumhanzi, Injiniya wemarekodhi
  • Barber (coiffeur) — Bhabha, Mugeri
  • Bodyguard — Monya, Mbombo
  • Bus Driver — Mutyairi wedutavanhu, Mutyairi webhazi
  • Carpenter — Muvezi
  • Con Artist (hustler, yahoo boy, scammer, etc) — Mbivha, Mbavha, Chivharo, Tsotsi
  • Commercial Farmer (or residential farmer) — Murimi
  • Commuter Omnibus Driver/conductor/tout — Hwindi
  • 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
  • Engineer — Injiniya
  • Fish Farmer, Piscator — Mudzimba
  • Foreign Intelligence Officer (spy, etc) — Jonhi, Mujoni
  • 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
  • Registered Nurse — Mukoti
  • Pastor (preacher, reverend, etc) — Mufundisi, Muparidzi wevhangeri, Muranda wevhangeri
  • Photographer — Mutori wemifananidzo, Mutori wemafoto, Mutori wemapikicha
  • Pilot — Pairoti or Mutyairi wendege
  • Poet — Nyanduri, Mudetembi
  • Politician — Poritizheni
  • Police Officer (intelligence officer, spy, etc) — Mupurisa, Mungonjo
  • Prophet — Muporofita
  • 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
  • Train Driver — Mutyairi wechitima
  • Writer (author, blogger, ghostwriter, etc) — Munyori
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