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  • According to the 2011 census, English is spoken as a home language by almost 5- million people
  • 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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Language: English

the seventeenth letter of the English alphabet, has but one sound (that of k), and is always followed by u, the two letters together being sounded like kw, except in some words in which the u is silent. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 249. Q is not found in Anglo-Saxon, cw being used instead of qu; as in cwic, quick; cwen, queen. The name (k/) is from the French ku, which is from the Latin name of the same letter; its form is from the Latin, which derived it, through a Greek alphabet, from the Ph/nician, the ultimate origin being Egyptian.

Language: English

(conj.) In so far as; in the capacity or character of; as.

Language: English

(n.) The American night heron. See under Night.

Language: English

(n.) An unfledged bird; hence, something immature or unfinished.

Language: English

to make a noise like a duck

Language: English

(v. i.) To utter a sound like the cry of a duck.

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