Meaning: Nissan (usually a 14 seater matatu then later Shuttles for long distance travel)

Origin: Unknown


Use: Niso ya Nax ime kam = The matatu going to Nakuru has come

Period: Unknown

Synonyms: Unknown

Pronounciation: (Noun) [ nee-so ]

Relate: Mat Mathree Nganya Manyanga

Variations: Nisso

History: The bulk of the early 80s matatus were the Nissan E25 model... this has since been replaced by the faster and more stable Toyota Shark or Toyota Hiace models. The word is now almost exculsively reserved for the long distance Shuttles though they are almost invariably all Toyota models.

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