Animism
The belief that things in nature, for example trees, mountains, and the sky, have souls or consciousness
Askari
Name normally used to describe local troops
Assegai
African spear
Badzas
Hoe
Biltong
Marinated, spiced then dried strips of meat
Chimurenga
Shona word for uprising
Dhukas
Fabric wound round the head a little like a turban
Dwala
Rock or stone
Dzefunde
'Go on' Shona response to each line of a folk tale
Ferula
A giant fennel whose stalks were used in punishing schoolboys)
Gukurahundi
The first rains of the wet season
Kaross
A quilt
Knobkerrie
A short club with one knobbed end, used as a weapon by warriors of certain South African peoples
Koeksisters
Small plaited pastries
Lobola
Shona bride price
Mealie cobs
Corn on the cob
Pasi ne
Down with (Shona)
Pungwe
An all night meeting at which people were politicized
Rondavel
A round hut often made of earth with a conical roof of straw, metal or tiles
Samoosa
A small turnover of Indian origin filled with vegetables or meat and fried and served hot
Seuntjie
Small boy
Situpa
Identity cards for Blacks
Tsotsis
A Black street thug or gang member
Veldskoens
An ankle-length boot of soft but strong rawhide
Wattle
Acacia trees used for timber
ZANLA
Zimbabwean African National Liberation Army
ZANU
Zimbabwe African National Union
ZAPU
Zimbabwe African People's Union
ZIPRA
Zimbabwean Peoples Revolutionary Army