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  • English was declared the official language of the Cape Colony in 1822 (replacing Dutch)
  • 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
  • According to the 2011 census, English is spoken as a home language by almost 5- million people
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  • Today, English is South Africa's lingua franca, and the primary language of government, business, and commerce

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M, the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant, and from the manner of its formation, is called the labio-nasal consonant. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 178-180, 242.

Language: English

(n.) A French mastiff.

Language: English

(n.) A child’s word for mother.

Language: English

Informal term for a mother; some people refer to or address their mother as ma

Language: English

(n.) Madam; my lady; — a colloquial contraction of madam often used in direct address, and sometimes as an appellation.

Language: English

(n.) The common European gull (Larus canus); — called also mar. See New, a gull.

Language: English

(n.) The sparrow hawk.

Language: English

A large, pearly, spiral, marine shell (Turbo margaritaceus), from the Pacific Islands. It is used as an ornament.

Language: English

(n.) An East Indian coin, of about one tenth of the weight of a rupee.

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