Ugandans hail inclusion of boda boda in Oxford Dictionary

Ugandans hail inclusion of boda boda in Oxford Dictionary

AfricaNews.com:-The 9th edition of the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, launched since 2015, has been hailed by Ugandans on social media in 2017 for one word – boda boda.

The local word used widely in East Africa represents the popular motorcycle taxis used in almost every part of Uganda.

The dictionary defines boda boda – which is one of the 900 newly introduced words – as “a type of motorcycle or bicycle with a space for a passenger or for carrying goods, often used as a taxi”.

It further added a local example: “boys on boda bodas riding on Kampala’s streets”.

These appealed to Ugandans who tweeted the portion in the printed edition that showed the word and its definition.

1 Comment

  1. 666
    June 5, 2017 at 5:18 pm Reply

    We have bonda!

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