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township

noun [C] uk   /ˈtaʊn.ʃɪp/ us  
a South African town where only black people lived during apartheid: a black township the township of Soweto township musicNamed regions of countries in the US and Canada, a unit of local government consisting of a town and the area surrounding it: the township of Dulce, New Mexico Princeton TownshipNamed regions of countries
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