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  • Around half of South Africa's people have a speaking knowledge of English
  • As a home language, English is most common in Gauteng
  • 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

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(n.) Materia Medica; that branch of therapeutics which treats of remedies.

Language: English

(n.) An iambus or iambic.

Language: English

(a.) Consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented; as, an iambic foot.

Language: English

(adv.) In a iambic manner; after the manner of iambics.

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(v. t.) To satirize in iambics; to lampoon.

Language: English

(n.) A foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in /mans, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. See the Couplet under Iambic, n.

Language: English

(n.) Any gastropod of the genus Ianthina, of which various species are found living in mid ocean; — called also purple shell, and violet snail.

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