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When using public transportation in the city of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, there are some things one might need to listen out for.

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A term localized by the Ndebeles. It literally means "at the corner". "Khoneni" created from and sounds like the word "Corner". This is said by the passengers of a minibus, when they are ready to ...

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Used in the Ndebele language. Prounced "windy". Simply means "Conductor". This is specific to the conductor of a minibus, as public transport.

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Used in the Ndebele language. Simply means "LETS GO!". This is what the conductor shouts to the driver when the minibus is full.

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A term localized by Ndebeles. The origins of this word is Combi, which is the Volkswagen brand of the minibus.

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In Ndebele culture this is used when the conductor is demanding payment for the bus fare. This means "lets pay four people at a time." "Four", because inside the mini seats 4 people per row.

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Direct translation: "I am not saying anything", Actual meaning: "I'm ok", as if to say, there is not much happening. This is in response to "Uthuni".

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