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

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Language: English

J is the tenth letter of the English alphabet. It is a later variant form of the Roman letter I, used to express a consonantal sound, that is, originally, the sound of English y in yet. The forms J and I have, until a recent time, been classed together, and they have been used interchangeably.

Language: English

A species of wild goat (Capra Nubiana) found in the mountains of Abyssinia, Upper Egypt, and Arabia; — called also beden, and jaela.

Language: English

(v. t.) To thrust; to stab; to punch. See Job, v. t.

Language: English

(v. i.) To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense; to chatter.

Language: English

(n.) One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.

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