I would like to know whether anyone can give me a complete list of African languages containing phonemes known as "the clicks" (I am aware of two such sounds, if I well recall, performed with the tongue, which, to the best, of my explanation, "clicks", against the palate, and against the teeth (I think smiling is a part of producing one of the sounds, and clenching the mouth, to some extent, perhaps, too (I think the sound produced is similar to an [ɪ] sound, but is, to what I could tell, although I may be wrong, almost voiceless); while the other sound I think is performed by flattening the tongue against the hard palate, clicking it, and opening the mouth, (and performing a hard [a] sound, or something similar. I thought something similar to the phonemes [ŋ...ɑ], but, as I was saying, with a click in between, is common in Shona, but, I must be wrong, because, as pointed out below, Shona does not have clicks, so it must have been another language I was listening to)).
Can someone please provide me with a more accurate description of how these sounds are produced, perhaps, even, with audio recordings of these sounds?
Can someone please also tell me which IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols are used to reproduce the clicks, phonetically, in writing?
I also would like to know which languages make use of such sounds, and in what geographical areas they are available, at least natively.
I thought the clicks were part of the Shona language, Bantu language of the Shona people of Zimbabwe (as a Google search turns up). But, as pointed out in the answer below, I was wrong.
A Google search also reveals the term "Dental Clicks", when I search for "Shona language clicks", but I could not find the term in the corresponding Wikipedia article on Shona that turns up. If I was wrong, then why does Google turn this term up?
But I would also know whether these phonemes are part of any other language as well, or, whether they can only be found in the Shona language (or, since I was wrong, in whatever languages they turn up in).