Definition of Soweto in English:

Soweto

Syllabification: So·we·to
Pronunciation: /səˈwetō, -ˈwātō
 
/
A large urban area, consisting of several townships, in South Africa, southwest of Johannesburg. In 1976, demonstrations against the compulsory use of Afrikaans in schools resulted in violent police activity and the deaths of hundreds of people.

Origin

from So(uth) We(stern) To(wnships).

Derivatives

Sowetan

Pronunciation: /-ˈwetn, -ˈwātn/
noun & adjective
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  • For these political reasons, and also because young Sowetans were hungry to see depictions of life as they actually lived it, the show was an electrifying success.
  • Before this, Sowetans had to take a 45-minute train ride to the center of Johannesburg to see Christmas lights.
  • Through door-to-door campaigns to educate Sowetans on the ills of illegal dumping, we have managed to contain the behaviour.

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