Definition of Soweto in English:

Soweto

Line breaks: So¦weto
Pronunciation: /səˈwɛtəʊ
 
, -ˈweɪtəʊ/
  • A large urban area, consisting of several townships, in South Africa south-west 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.

Derivatives

Sowetan

noun & adjective
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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