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Zimbabwe has two main local languages Shona and Ndebele. The Capital city (Harare) is in Mashonaland so Shona is the language you will here on the streets. In towns almost everyone you meet will speak some and probably very good English.
here are some of the basics in Shona
Good Morning = Mamuka sei (pronounced se-yi) (how did you wake up?) - answer Amuka (woke up) or Mushe (good) or Amuka mushe
Good Afternoon = Maskati
Good Evening = Manheru (pronouned mah ne-ru)
Thank You = Tatenda or Maitabasa
Ndebele, more commonly spoke in Matebeland, cities like Bulawayo and Victoria Falls