a group of townships in northeastern South Africa, southwest of and administered by Johannesburg: constructed in the 1950s and early 1960s to provide housing and services for Black Africans. 26 sq. mi. (67 sq. km).
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How to use Soweto in a sentence
Siyabonga, a 30-year-old from Mandela’s home township of Soweto, told OZY he stopped at several shops in search of bread, and they were all out of the staple.Cry, the Beloved Country: A Letter From South Africa | Kate Bartlett | July 14, 2021 | Ozy
So I went to Soweto, and within an hour and a half, I was photographing a guy being killed right in front of me.
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British Dictionary definitions for Soweto
a contiguous group of Black African townships southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa: the largest purely Black African urban settlement in southern Africa: scene of riots (1976) following protests against the use of Afrikaans in schools for Black African children. Area: 62 sq km (24 sq miles). Pop: 858 649 (2001)
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Cultural definitions for Soweto
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