from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun South Africa A minivan.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the brand name Volkswagen Kombi.


  • The poison used here, and called kombi, is obtained from a species of strophanthus, and is very virulent.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • For the last 12 months, Brose has been adding the new production system, called the kombi line, and it will supply Subaru, Mercedes, Suzuki, Nissan, Ford and BMW in Canada and the

    London Free Press

  • a Boeing 747 "kombi", crashed into the Indian Ocean off Mauritius.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Give it a Google-search: "dbs kombi" and you soon will find it.

    Individualism: Innovation or Absurdity?

  • By private vehicle, it takes 30-40 minutes to get there, but by public transport (taxi or “kombi,” similar to a 15-passenger van), it can take anywhere from 1-2 hours.

    WEEK ONE AT SITE « Peace Corps South Africa

  • I stood at the kombi rank for an hour and a half, waiting in vain.


  • If you purchase the optional kombi van, you will receive a free rainbow flag sticker.

    January 24th, 2007

  • Ndzimande pointed out how the kombi taxi industry was taken to be part of the "second" economy, yet it carried more than 60 percent of all commuters in the country to the "first" economy.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In a move that alarmed labour movements in the region, the government forced the South African visitors into a kombi and ordered them out of the country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He said Mangwana had chosen to respond to Cosatu's request by telling the Daily Mirror at the weekend that "if they come we will force them into the next kombi".

    ANC Daily News Briefing


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.