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  • English was declared the official language of the Cape Colony in 1822 (replacing Dutch)
  • As a home language, English is most common in Gauteng
  • South Africa's Asian people, most of whom are Indian in origin, are largely English-speaking
  • Around half of South Africa's people have a speaking knowledge of English
  • Today, English is South Africa's lingua franca, and the primary language of government, business, and commerce
  • According to the 2011 census, English is spoken as a home language by almost 5- million people

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Language: English

(a.) Overgrown with ivy.

Language: English

(n.) A composition resembling ivory in appearance and used as a substitute for it.

Language: English

(n.) The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.

Language: English

(n.) A large, handsome, North American woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), having a large, sharp, ivory-colored beak. Its general color is glossy black, with white secondaries, and a white dorsal stripe. The male has a large, scarlet crest. It is now rare, and found only in the Gulf States.

Language: English

(n.) A picture produced by superposing a very light print, rendered translucent by varnish, and tinted upon the back, upon a stronger print, so as to give the effect of a photograph in natural colors; — called also hellenotype.

Language: English

(n.) A plant of the genus Hedera (H. helix), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees by rootlike fibers.

Language: English

(adv.) Indeed; truly. See Ywis.

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