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Why are the South Africans called the proteas?

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Asked by ankit shivam, 30 Dec '10 09:05 am
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The Protea flower with pink and yellow petals, is the national flower of South Africa, and hence their cricket team is called proteas. Similarly, South Africa's rugby team is called springboks, which is the country's national animal.
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Answered by Armaan, 30 Dec '10 09:07 am

 
  
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Protea is national flower of SA.
Same way, Australians are called Kangaroos.
Answered by Avtar Khalsa, 30 Dec '10 09:08 am

 
  
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Duly answered ankit and rightly given B.A. Wish you a Very Happy New Year 2011 !
Answered by nkpathak, 01 Jan '11 11:45 am

 
  
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