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So•we•tosəˈwɛt oʊ, -ˈweɪ toʊ(n.)

  1. a group of townships housing black South Africans SW of Johannesburg in NE South Africa. ab. 2,000,000; 26 sq. mi. (67 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

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  1. Soweto(noun)

    a large collection of African townships to the southwest of Johannesburg in South Africa; inhabited solely by Black Africans

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  1. Soweto

    Soweto is an urban area of the city of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships. Formerly a separate municipality, it is now incorporated in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Suburbs of Johannesburg.

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