Meaning 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.

Pronunciation

Soweto

/səˈwɛtəʊ/ /səˈweɪtəʊ/

Origin

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