Definitions

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  • n. A share taxi in the CIS countries, the Baltic states, and Bulgaria. The role of the modern marshrutka is basically similar to the minibus in other countries except some implementations of marshrutka do allow standing capacity.

Etymologies

From Russian маршрутка (maršrútka), colloquial shortening of маршрутное такси (maršrútnoje taksí, "routed taxicab"), from маршрут (maršrút, "route"), referring to a planned route that something follows, and такси (taksí). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Comments apparently they did the Oman thing in marshrutka while passing by a cemetery.

    Makings of a To’y – Part 3

  • They made quite a sight, along with 700 minivans of "marshrutka" route drivers, lined up on Khreshchatyk Street.

    News on www.kyivpost.com

  • Otherwise, why would the majority of Ukrainians sit back and allow passengers to loudly bicker with the bus drivers, forcing them to stop, or allow everyone to push each other on the metro, or acquiesce when the grocery store clerk yells at you for not having correct change, or people to cut in line simply because they say the stranger in front was holding their place, or shrug it off when the "marshrutka" driver intentionally does not yield at one of the scheduled stops?

    News on www.kyivpost.com

  • I settled into my seat, gazing out the window while listening to my “marshrutka melodies”.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • March my break ... so lazy. my street novruz break ming reservoir with danielle and julia mighty marshrutka ride nice bed sheet it's not what you think, i got sugar in my pockets ... another painting more recent art

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I have to take either a larger bus, small minibus (marshrutka), or train into the city.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2009 problem solvers let me explain this photo ... i am inside a marshrutka on my way to Ganja, which is either the 3rd or 2nd largest city in Azerbaijan (depends on who you ask).

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Now, this is an extraordinarily ghetto marshrutka: it is missing a front wind shield.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • After drinking a coke, your best friend, throws the bottle out of the marshrutka window.

    How To: Simple Environmental Camp/After-School Activity

  • Wednesday, February 4, 2009 siyazan-a, and back this past weekend i traveled to siyazan, a town two hours north (by marshrutka -- crazy minibus), to visit my friend danielle. my wonderful and oh so lazy friend danielle has not left her site since getting there (dec 10) and so i had to make the 9 hour journey for the sake our sacred friendship. danielle and i were not in the same training cluster, but we are both in CED (had CED trainings together) and I was moved to her language courses during the second half of my training ... so we spent a lot of time together and i was experiencing withdrawl symptoms.

    Archive 2009-02-01

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