Definition of Soweto in English:

Soweto

proper noun

  • 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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Soweto

/səˈweɪtəʊ//səˈwɛtəʊ/