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  • Today, English is South Africa's lingua franca, and the primary language of government, business, and commerce
  • 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
  • Around half of South Africa's people have a speaking knowledge of English

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Language: English

(n.) One of the labial palpi of an insect. See Illust. under Labium.

Language: English

(n.) A lip, or liplike organ.

Language: English

(n.) an East Indian name for several twining leguminous plants related to the bean, but commonly applied to the hyacinth bean (Dolichos Lablab).

Language: English

(n.) Physical toil or bodily exertion, especially when fatiguing, irksome, or unavoidable, in distinction from sportive exercise; hard, muscular effort directed to some useful end, as agriculture, manufactures, and like; servile toil; exertion; work.

Language: English

(a.) Saving labor; adapted to supersede or diminish the labor of men; as, labor-saving machinery.

Language: English

(n.) The workroom of a chemist; also, a place devoted to experiments in any branch of natural science; as, a chemical, physical, or biological laboratory. Hence, by extension, a place where something is prepared, or some operation is performed; as, the liver is the laboratory of the bile.

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