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  • 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
  • Around half of South Africa's people have a speaking knowledge of English
  • English was declared the official language of the Cape Colony in 1822 (replacing Dutch)
  • As a home language, English is most common in Gauteng

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Language: English

the eighth letter of the English alphabet, is classed among the consonants, and is formed with the mouth organs in the same position as that of the succeeding vowel. It is used with certain consonants to form digraphs representing sounds which are not found in the alphabet, as sh, th, /, as in shall, thing, /ine (for zh see /274); also, to modify the sounds of some other letters, as when placed after c and p, with the former of which it represents a compound sound like that of tsh, as in charm (written also tch as in catch), with the latter, the sound of f, as in phase, phantom. In some words, mostly derived or introduced from foreign languages, h following c and g indicates that those consonants have the hard sound before e, i, and y, as in chemistry, chiromancy, chyle, Ghent, Ghibelline, etc.; in some others, ch has the sound of sh, as in chicane. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 153, 179, 181-3, 237-8.

Language: English

(interj.) An exclamation denoting surprise, joy, or grief. Both as uttered and as written, it expresses a great variety of emotions, determined by the tone or the context. When repeated, ha, ha, it is an expression of laughter, satisfaction, or triumph, sometimes of derisive laughter; or sometimes it is equivalent to “Well, it is so.”

Language: English

(n.) A sunk fence; a fence, wall, or ditch, not visible till one is close upon it.

Language: English

(n.) The deepsea fishing for cod, ling, and tusk, off the Shetland Isles.

Language: English

(n.) A sea fish. See Hake.

Language: English

(n.) A fog; esp., a fog or mist with a chill wind.

Language: English

A writ having for its object to bring a party before a court or judge; especially, one to inquire into the cause of a person’s imprisonment or detention by another, with the view to protect the right to personal liberty; also, one to bring a prisoner into court to testify in a pending trial.

Language: English

(n.) That part of a deed which follows the part called the premises, and determines the extent of the interest or estate granted; — so called because it begins with the word Habendum.

Language: English

(n.) A dealer in small wares, as tapes, pins, needles, and thread; also, a hatter.

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