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  • South Africa's Asian people, most of whom are Indian in origin, are largely English-speaking
  • 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
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the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, is nonvocal consonant. The form and sound of the letter K are from the Latin, which used the letter but little except in the early period of the language. It came into the Latin from the Greek, which received it from a Phoenician source, the ultimate origin probably being Egyptian. Etymologically K is most nearly related to c, g, h (which see).

Language: English

(n.) The hartbeest.

Language: English

(n.) A clay ironstone found in Ceylon.

Language: English

(n.) A Berber, as in Algiers or Tunis. See Berber.

Language: English

(n.) Alt. of Kadiaster

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