township
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈtaʊnʃɪp/
Noun

township (plural townships)

  1. The territory of a town.
  2. (US, Canada) a subdivision of a county.
  3. (South African English, Pre 1994) An area set aside for nonwhite occupation.
    • 1972, Daily Dispatch: "In addition, the council has completed the planning of a new Coloured township on the site of the existing African township"
  4. (South African English, Post 1994) A nonwhite (usually subeconomic) area attached to a city.
  5. (Australia, NZ) a small town.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Zaunschaft, Township
  • Portuguese: township
  • Russian: та́уншип



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