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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
  • As a home language, English is most common in Gauteng
  • According to the 2011 census, English is spoken as a home language by almost 5- million people
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  • Around half of South Africa's people have a speaking knowledge of English

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(n.) The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila.

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(n.) The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila.

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(v. t.) To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes.

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(v. t.) To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes.

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(n.) One of the tiles or squares of a tessellated pavement; an abaculus.

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(n.) One of the tiles or squares of a tessellated pavement; an abaculus.

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