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

Possessive form of the pronoun it. See It.

Language: English

(pron.) The neuter reciprocal pronoun of It; as, the thing is good in itself; it stands by itself.

Language: English

(p. a.) Worn, wrought, or stamped in.

Language: English

(n.) A silver coin of Japan, worth about thirty-four cents.

Language: English

(n.) One of the Iulidae, a family of myriapods, of which the genus Iulus is the type. See Iulus.

Language: English

(n.) A genus of chilognathous myriapods. The body is long and round, consisting of numerous smooth, equal segments, each of which bears two pairs of short legs. It includes the galleyworms. See Chilognatha.

Language: English

An ideal personification of the typical Russian or of the Russian people; — used as “John Bull” is used for the typical Englishman.

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