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  • 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
  • According to the 2011 census, English is spoken as a home language by almost 5- million people
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the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal consonant whose form and value come from the Latin, into which language the letter was brought, through the ancient Greek, from the Phoenician, its probable origin being Egyptian. Etymologically P is most closely related to b, f, and v; as hobble, hopple; father, paternal; recipient, receive. See B, F, and M.

Language: English

(n.) A shortened form of Papa.

Language: English

(n.) A toll for passage over another person’s grounds.

Language: English

(a.) Of, pertaining to, or fit for, pabulum or food; affording food.

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(n.) The act of feeding, or providing food.

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(a.) Affording pabulum, or food; alimental.

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(n.) The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment; hence, that which feeds or sustains, as fuel for a fire; that upon which the mind or soul is nourished; as, intellectual pabulum.

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(n.) A kind of moccasin, having the edges of the sole turned up and sewed to the upper.

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