According to results of the 2002 national census, Zimbabwe’s population stands at 14 million having an annual growth rate of 3.5%. The country is a multi-racial community.
The Shona, who mostly inhabit the north and eastern parts of the country constitute 70 % of the population while 18% are Ndebele occupying mostly the South Western region. Other smaller groups constitute 12% of Zimbabwe’s population. These include the Tonga, Venda, Kalanga, Shangani, Nambya and others of European and Asian origin. Zimbabwe is renowned for high literacy levels, hard work and hospitality.
English is the official language with Shona and Ndebele being the national languages widely spoken throughout the country and taught in schools and colleges. Other languages among others include Tonga, Kalanga, Venda and Nambya.