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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
  • 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)
  • Today, English is South Africa's lingua franca, and the primary language of government, business, and commerce

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L is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or liquid. Its form and value are from the Greek, through the Latin, the form of the Greek letter being from the Phoenician, and the ultimate origin prob. Egyptian. Etymologically, it is most closely related to r and u; as in pilgrim, peregrine, couch (fr. collocare), aubura (fr. LL. alburnus).

Language: English

(n.) One or more detached verses at the end of a literary composition, serving to convey the moral, or to address the poem to a particular person; — orig. employed in old French poetry.

Language: English

(n.) A syllable applied to the sixth tone of the scale in music in solmization.

Language: English

(n.) A lace. See Lace.

Language: English

(v. i.) To prate; to gossip; to babble; to blab.

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(n.) A follower of Jean de Labadie, a religious teacher of the 17th century, who left the Roman Catholic Church and taught a kind of mysticism, and the obligation of community of property among Christians.

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An aqueous solution of hypochlorite of sodium, extensively used as a disinfectant.

Language: English

(n.) The standard adopted by the Emperor Constantine after his conversion to Christianity. It is described as a pike bearing a silk banner hanging from a crosspiece, and surmounted by a golden crown. It bore a monogram of the first two letters (CHR) of the name of Christ in its Greek form. Later, the name was given to various modifications of this standard.

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