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Meaning of "Sharpeville" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHARPEVILLE

Sharpeville  [ˈʃɑːpvɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHARPEVILLE

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Sharpeville is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SHARPEVILLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sharpeville

Sharpeville is a township situated between two large industrial cities of Vanderbijlpark and Vereeniging in southern Gauteng, Sharpeville is one of the oldest of six townships in the Vaal Triangle. It was named after John Lillie Sharpe who came to South Africa from Glasgow, Scotland, as secretary of Stewarts & Lloyds. Sharpe was elected to the Vereeniging Town Council in 1932 and held the position of mayor from 1934 to 1937. The main reason for the establishment of Sharpeville was the relocation of people from 'Top location" to an area away from Vereeniging because it was felt black people were too close to Vereeniging for comfort. Unfortunately, because the project was only intended to relocate residents of "Top location", and not to house additional people it did not alleviate the housing shortage. What was planned as a five-year resettlement project beginning in 1935, in fact, took 20 years. In 1941, 16 000 people lived in "Top Location". The building of the houses only started in 1942. A sub-economic housing scheme was used for Sharpeville. Water was free but 14 houses shared one tap and there were two bathing complexes in the township.

Definition of Sharpeville in the English dictionary

The definition of Sharpeville in the dictionary is a town in E South Africa: scene of riots in 1960, 1984, and 1985.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHARPEVILLE


anvil
ˈænvɪl
Baskerville
ˈbæskəˌvɪl
Evansville
ˈɛvənzˌvɪl
Granville
ˈɡrænvɪl
Grenville
ˈɡrɛnvɪl
Huntsville
ˈhʌntsvɪl
Jacksonville
ˈdʒæksənˌvɪl
Knoxville
ˈnɒksvɪl
Louisville
ˈluːɪˌvɪl
Mandeville
ˈmændəvɪl
Melville
ˈmɛlvɪl
Nashville
ˈnæʃvɪl
Oakville
ˈəʊkvɪl
Seville
səˈvɪl
Somerville
ˈsʌməvɪl
Tocqueville
ˈtəʊkvɪl
Townsville
ˈtaʊnzvɪl
vaudeville
ˈvəʊdəvɪl
vill
vɪl
Woodville
ˈwʊdvɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHARPEVILLE

Shasta daisy
shaster
shastra
shat
Shatt-al-Arab

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHARPEVILLE

Abbeville
Banville
bidonville
Bougainville
Brazzaville
cheville
Congo-Brazzaville
Deauville
dullsville
Elisabethville
Fouquier-Tinville
Greville
Iberville
Isidore of Seville
Jadotville
Joinville
Libreville
Philippeville
Stanleyville
taille
venville

Synonyms and antonyms of Sharpeville in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Sharpeville» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHARPEVILLE

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Translator English - Chinese

沙佩维尔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Sharpeville
570 millions of speakers

English

Sharpeville
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शार्पविले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شاربفيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Шарпевиль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Sharpeville
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Sharpeville
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Sharpeville
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sharpeville
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sharpeville
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シャープヴィル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Sharpeville
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sharpeville
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Sharpeville
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Sharpeville
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शार्पेविले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sharpeville
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Sharpeville
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Sharpeville
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Шарпевіль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Sharpeville
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Sharpeville
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Sharpeville
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Sharpe
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sharpe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Sharpeville

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Sharpeville

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHARPEVILLE»

Discover the use of Sharpeville in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Sharpeville and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sharpeville: An Apartheid Massacre and Its Consequences
"Sharpeville, 21 March 1960: the story of an infamous massacre and its consequences for South Africa's apartheid regime"--Dust jacket.
Tom Lodge, 2011
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An Ordinary Atrocity: Sharpeville and Its Massacre
Philip Frankel’s book goes a long way toward correcting that deficiency.
Philip H. Frankel, 2001
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Sharpeville: An Apartheid Massacre and its Consequences
In Sharpeville, Tom Lodge explains how and why the Massacre occurred, looking at the social and political background to the events of March 1960, as well as the sequence of events that prompted the shootings themselves.
Tom Lodge, 2011
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In the Shadow of Sharpeville: Apartheid and Criminal Justice
Throughout the book she discusses popular structural theories of crime and their limitations, in the end concentrating on today’s issues and important contemporary policy to be considered.
Peter Parker, Joyce Mokhesi-Parker, 1998
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Life in the time of Sharpeville and wayward seeds of a new ...
A journalist’s recollection of living in South Africa from 1955 to 1963, the book starts with the ratification of the Freedom Charter, covers the Sharpeville massacre, and ends with Nelson Mandela's life sentence.
Humphrey Tyler, 1995
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Women Writing Africa: The Southern Region
Ingrid de Kok, OUR SHARPEVILLE South Africa 1987 English Ingrid de Kok spent her childhood in the mining town of Stilfontein, near Johannesburg. In her three published collections of poems, Familiar Ground (1988), Transfer (1997), and ...
Margaret J. Daymond, 2003
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A Poetics of Resistance: Women Writing in El Salvador, South ...
tensity, and such subjects have been written about convincingly from women's perspectives. Ingrid de Kok's "Our Sharpeville" combines autobiography, lyricism, and antiapartheid sentiments in the saga of a young white girl whose political and ...
Mary K. DeShazer, 1994
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Release of Nelson Mandela
21 March 1960, a protest against the apartheid laws was held at the town of Sharpeville. Things began peacefully, but as the crowd grew in size the police panicked and started shooting. Over 60 Africans were killed. Most of them were shot in ...
John Malam, 2008
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The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: ...
This and the next chapter try to answer these questions by examining two neighboring Vaal townships which have pursued very different ways of dealing with their histories of political violence: Sharpeville and Boipatong. A HISTORY OF ...
Richard Wilson, 2001
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The Road to Democracy in South Africa: 1960-1970
So many questions.'2 On 21 March 1960, 69 peaceful demonstrators who had gathered to protest against the pass laws were murdered in cold blood at Sharpeville, and two others were killed at Langa in Cape Town. In the years of struggle, ...
South African Democracy Education Trust, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHARPEVILLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Sharpeville is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sharpeville 'goat rapist' denied bail
JOHANNESBURG - A Sharpeville man dubbed 'the goat rapist' has been denied bail in the Vereeniging Magistrates Court on charges of bestiality and animal ... «Eyewitness News, Jul 15»
2
Remembering the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa
On March 21, 1960, exactly 55 years ago today, a crowd estimated at five thousand (according to apartheid police 20 thousand, inflated to justify their extreme ... «SomalilandPress, Mar 15»
3
Excluding People From Public Spaces, From Sharpeville to Maboneng
For South Africans, 21 March is when we celebrate Human Rights Day; when we remember the Sharpeville and Langa massacres, and honour those who died ... «AllAfrica.com, Mar 15»
4
South Africa: Remembering the Sharpeville massacre
South Africans commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre on Saturday, when 69 people were killed and 180 others wounded for protesting ... «Mail & Guardian Online, Mar 15»
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VIDEO: Remembering Sharpeville
VIDEO: Remembering Sharpeville. March 21 2015 at 01:38pm. As SA celebrates Human Rights Day, we take a look at what the day signifies for young South ... «Independent Online, Mar 15»
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Malema addresses EFF supporters in honour of Sharpeville
He says the EFF gathered to remember those who were killed in the Sharpeville Massacre and the PAC members who died in Langa in Cape Town on the same ... «Eyewitness News, Mar 15»
7
Sharpeville victims never forgotten
The 69 people who lost their lives at the hands of apartheid security forces during the Sharpeville massacre 55 years ago will never be forgotten, Gauteng MEC ... «The Citizen, Mar 15»
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André Brink interview: 'Sharpeville was a terrible shock'
The turning point came while he was studying in Paris: "I was shattered by the Sharpeville massacre. Discovering, in Paris, that the world was a different kind of ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»
9
Marikana strategy 'same as Sharpeville'
Pretoria - Similarities are evident between the way police shot citizens at Sharpeville and the shooting of Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry ... «Independent Online, Mar 14»
10
South Africans remember Sharpeville massacre
Johannesburg - Sharpeville was coloured yellow, red and black on Friday as the ANC, EFF and the PAC commemorated Human Rights Day in the historical ... «News24, Mar 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sharpeville [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sharpeville>. Dec 2019 ».
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