Soweto definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A city of northeast South Africa southwest of Johannesburg. Comprised of a number of townships inhabited by Black South Africans, it was the scene of violent rioting in 1976, when a student protest led to clashes with police. Population: 1,690,000.