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In chiShona culture mvana is a woman who has a child (or children) out of wedlock and is still single—not married; or a woman who happens to be a divorcée whilst at the same time having one child (or more).

Bear in mind the word itself "mvana" is often thought of as derogatory.

I suppose this may be due to how some people use it.

Now here are other title names referring to the current status of a woman muChivanhu ("Shona culture"):

EnglishchiShona
Married womanMudzimai, Mai Mwana (or mukadzi wemunhu)
WidowShirikadzi
Maiden (virgin)Mhandara
Deflowered (non-virgin young woman)
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In chiShona culture mvana is a woman who has a child (or children) out of wedlock and is still single—not married; or a woman who happens to be a divorcée whilst at the same time having one child (or more).

Bear in mind the word itself "mvana" is often thought of as derogatory.

I suppose this may be due to how some people use it.

Now here are other title names referring to the current status of a woman muChivanhu ("Shona culture"):

EnglishchiShona
Married womanMudzimai, Mai Mwana (or mukadzi wemunhu)
WidowShirikadzi
Maiden (virgin)Mhandara
Deflowered (non-virgin young woman)Musikana
Any mature woman (virgin or not)Mukadzi
Single mother (or a single divorcée)Mvana or bvana
Any woman who has given birth but is still married to her husbandMumvana
SpinsterTsikombi

P.S. There is also mvana mubhurugwa which means a woman who aborted her own baby without the help of a healthcare professional. Of course, abortion that's a topic constantly debated in contemporary times.
 
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