Shona101 is a bilingual (Shona and English) story app for children. It teaches the basics of Shona African language

Shona101 is a simple bilingual story to help children learn basic Shona, an African language mainly spoken in Zimbabwe.

In this story, Ade reaches out to his friend Bembenene to help him find some cultural treasures. The clues to finding the treasures lie in a map which can only be understood in Shona, which Bembenene understands.

Shona101 is narrated using a combination of English and Shona. It includes the following:
- Interactive words: touch highlighted Shona words to hear their pronunciations and English translation.
- Learn to count in Shona
- Learn the names of family members in Shona
- Touch items on the screen to hear their names in Shona

Linford Zirangwa a.k.a. Bembenene, a computer science undergraduate at Dartmouth College is a native Shona speaker from Zimbabwe. Together, we worked on the Shona101 storybook to highlight the beauty of Shona language and culture.

What’s New

Version 1.0

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

App Privacy

The developer, Adebayo Adegbembo, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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