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  • As a home language, English is most common in Gauteng
  • Today, English is South Africa's lingua franca, and the primary language of government, business, and commerce
  • South Africa's Asian people, most of whom are Indian in origin, are largely English-speaking
  • According to the 2011 census, English is spoken as a home language by almost 5- million people
  • English was declared the official language of the Cape Colony in 1822 (replacing Dutch)
  • Around half of South Africa's people have a speaking knowledge of English

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X y Z

Language: English

is the second letter of the English alphabet. (See Guide to Pronunciation, // 196, 220.) It is etymologically related to p, v, f, w and m , letters representing sounds having a close organic affinity to its own sound; as in Eng. bursar and purser; Eng. bear and Lat. ferre; Eng. silver and Ger. silber; Lat. cubitum and It. gomito; Eng. seven, Anglo-Saxon seofon, Ger. sieben, Lat. septem, Gr.”epta`, Sanskrit saptan. The form of letter B is Roman, from Greek B (Beta), of Semitic origin. The small b was formed by gradual change from the capital B.

Language: English

(v. i.) To kiss.

Language: English

(v. i.) To cry baa, or bleat as a sheep.

Language: English

(n.) The bleating of a sheep.

Language: English

(n.) The supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations.

Language: English

(n.) Worship of Baal; idolatry.

Language: English

(n.) A worshiper of Baal; a devotee of any false religion; an idolater.

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