A vendor in Colombo, Sri Lanka, sells fish from his bajaj. Picture: AFP
Lisa Lim
Opinion

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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

How the term ‘tuk-tuk’ has travelled the world

The auto-rickshaw, a common sight in many parts of Asia, has traditionally gone by many different names, but in recent years the Thai word for it, tuk-tuk, has spread

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A vendor in Colombo, Sri Lanka, sells fish from his bajaj. Picture: AFP
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