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  • English was declared the official language of the Cape Colony in 1822 (replacing Dutch)
  • According to the 2011 census, English is spoken as a home language by almost 5- million people
  • South Africa's Asian people, most of whom are Indian in origin, are largely English-speaking
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  • As a home language, English is most common in Gauteng
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G is the seventh letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It has two sounds; one simple, as in gave, go, gull; the other compound (like that of j), as in gem, gin, dingy. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 231-6, 155, 176, 178, 179, 196, 211, 246.

Language: English

(n.) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of Eccentric.

Language: English

(n.) A kind of coarse cloth for packing goods.

Language: English

(n.) A liar; a deceiver.

Language: English

(n.) One who gabbles; a prater.

Language: English

(v. i.) To talk fast, or to talk without meaning; to prate; to jabber.

Language: English

(n.) A name originally given by the Italians to a kind of serpentine, later to the rock called euphotide, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene (diallage) and labradorite, with sometimes chrysolite (olivine gabbro).

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