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Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
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Geographic Location
Location:

    Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia

Border countries:

    border countries: Botswana 813 km, Mozambique 1,231 km, South Africa 225 km, Zambia 797 km.

    (landlocked)

Cultural Demographics
Population:

12,746,990

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups:
African 98% (Shona 82%, Ndebele 14%, other 2%), mixed and Asian 1%, white less than 1%

Religions:
syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%

Languages Spoken:

English (official), Shona, Sindebele (the language of the Ndebele, sometimes called Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects

Literacy:
male: 94.2%
female: 87.2% (2003 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Harare

Number of provinces

8 provinces and 2 cities* with provincial status; Bulawayo*, Harare*, Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Masvingo, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Midlands

Universities go here.

Zimbabwe


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