Fewer than two percent of South Africans speak a first language other than an official one. Most South Africans can speak more than one language. Dutch and English were the first official languages of South Africa from 1910 to 1925.
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The culture of South Africa is known for its ethnic and cultural diversity. A South African black majority still has a substantial number of rural inhabitants who lead largely impoverished lives. It is among these people, however, that cultural traditions survive most strongly. As blacks have become increasingly urbanized and Westernized, aspects of traditional culture have declined.
Members of middle class who are predominantly white but whose ranks include growing numbers of people of color, have lifestyles similar in may aspects to that of people found in Western Europe, North America and Australia. Members of the middle class often study and work abroad for greater exposure to the markets of the world.
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Indian South Africans preserve their cultural heritage, languages and religious beliefs, being Christian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, or Gujarati spoken less frequently as second languages.