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What is Kijiji and where does the name "Kijiji" come from?

SolutionKijiji is the #1 Classifieds site in Canada. Our platform enables Canadians to connect locally with other Canadians to exchange goods and services. We are a fun and happy bunch that work hard to keep with our motto: Free, Simple, Local.

Quick Facts:

  • • Over 11 million total visitors per month
  • • Over 9 million unique monthly visitors
  • • Over 150,000 new Ads posted daily
  • • Over 1 million new Ads weekly
  • • Over 5 million active Ads
  • • 1 in 3 Canadians use our site on a monthly basis
  • • 5000 new classifieds are posted every hour, equivalent to a new Ad posted every 0.7 seconds!
  • • We are the #1 classifieds site in Canada!

The word "Kijiji" (pronounced like key-gee-gee) means "village" in Swahili. This name was chosen because it captures the essence of what we are creating - a site where people can connect with others in their local community.

It's no accident: If you look down at your keyboard you'll noticed that the letters k, i and j are located next to each other. So you see, it's all about local for us.

Read more about us and our shenanigans on our blog, which also has the latest scoop on site stats and other FAQ's:

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