Humba Nyanguru has for long been used as a form of identity; identifying people who belong to that totem with a unique social, economic, or historical background and past. It was thus a common unifying factor which bound together individuals, families and clans. Totems in Zimbabwe are not a thing of the past despite the changes that have come with time, people are still identified by their respective totems.
See Totems, Zimbabwe.
Mwana waMakombe, Chomera,
Maita Nguruve, Mutakurwa,
Zvaitwa tateguru wangu Makombe,
Maita waDukudza, ari Jekacheka.
Asi muchiapa veranda,
Maita vari Barwe, Gwindingwi guru,
Vanodzira imba namatope,
Muno muromo unenge gombe rokucheresa mvura.
Makapedza rudzi rwavamwe nenyuchi,
Tatenda VaChevakaranga naChibonoyo.
Maita vari Karomokapuwe.
Tinotenda vari Matitima.
Kuna Nyadekese, kuna Zambezi.
Aiwa zvaitwa mwana waMatope.
- Mutupo/Totem, Harare Tees, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: March 16, 2015