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Since Both New And Used Cars Are Imported Why Are Used Called Tokunbo(from Overs by bigass(f): 1:24pm On Oct 17, 2017
Since both new and used cars are imported why are used Called tokunbo(from overseas) when the new ones are also tokunbo.

So what's the origin of tokunbo
Re: Since Both New And Used Cars Are Imported Why Are Used Called Tokunbo(from Overs by laurel03: 1:32pm On Oct 17, 2017
Tokunbo is a unisex yoruba name of baby born in overseas. later people now start using it as name for foreign used thinz imported from overseas to Nigeria including cars.

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Re: Since Both New And Used Cars Are Imported Why Are Used Called Tokunbo(from Overs by TPound(m): 2:26pm On Oct 17, 2017
laurel03:
Tokunbo is a unisex yoruba name of baby born in overseas. later people now start using it as name for foreign used thinz imported from overseas to Nigeria including cars.


I also bear Tokunbo.

what it means in Yoruba is , came over the seas.
so be it human or object,as long as it came thru the waters, either sailing or flight,its addressed as a special commodity. coz it came from a foreign land.
I'm proud to be named Tokunbo
Re: Since Both New And Used Cars Are Imported Why Are Used Called Tokunbo(from Overs by intruxive(m): 1:06pm On Dec 19, 2017
bigass:
Since both new and used cars are imported why are used Called tokunbo(from overseas) when the new ones are also tokunbo.

So what's the origin of tokunbo
Hey bigass female
Originally new cars were not imported whole into the country. There were assembly plants all over the country for major cars then (peugeot, volks, Benz etc) when people buy cars from these plants thr is a feeling that it was made in nigeria.
Later people started importing fairly used cars into the country and they were nicknamed tokunbo (literally meaning brought from oversea) and the name stuck to the fairly used cars despite all other cars coming whole from oversea. And the new was nicknamed tear ruber (because) it still has the upholstery wrapped in nylon

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Re: Since Both New And Used Cars Are Imported Why Are Used Called Tokunbo(from Overs by bigass(f): 2:14pm On Dec 19, 2017
intruxive:

Hey bigass female
Originally new cars were not imported whole into the country. There were assembly plants all over the country for major cars then (peugeot, volks, Benz etc) when people buy cars from these plants thr is a feeling that it was made in nigeria.
Later people started importing fairly used cars into the country and they were nicknamed tokunbo (literally meaning brought from oversea) and the name stuck to the fairly used cars despite all other cars coming whole from oversea. And the new was nicknamed tear ruber (because) it still has the upholstery wrapped in nylon
lovely explanation.

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Re: Since Both New And Used Cars Are Imported Why Are Used Called Tokunbo(from Overs by intruxive(m): 2:26pm On Dec 19, 2017
bigass:

lovely explanation.
Thanks
Is it true?
Ur name, lol

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