Soweto



noun
1.
a group of townships in NE South Africa, SW 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).
noun
1.
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)
Soweto [(suh-wet-oh, suh-way-toh)]

Collective name for a group of townships inhabited by black Africans, located southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Note: Soweto was the site of severe racial violence before the dismantling of apartheid.

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