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  • 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
  • South Africa's Asian people, most of whom are Indian in origin, are largely English-speaking
  • 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
  • Around half of South Africa's people have a speaking knowledge of English

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Language: English

R, the eighteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant. It is sometimes called a semivowel, and a liquid. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 178, 179, and 250-254.

Language: English

(n.) A roe; a deer.

Language: English

A prefix, from the Latin re and ad combined, coming to us through the French and Italian. See Re-, and Ad-.

Language: English

(n.) The electric catfish.

Language: English

(n.) A rod or stick used by masons in mixing hair with mortar.

Language: English

(n.) A polishing material made of potter’s clay that has failed in baking.

Language: English

(v.) To recover to the fist, as a hawk.

Language: English

(n.) A kind of ruff for the neck; a turned-down collar; a rebato.

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