Mauritius

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Official Name
Republic of Mauritius, République de Maurice
Population
1,258,000
General Remarks
Includes Rodrigues and other islands
National Languages
English
Literacy Rate
86% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Eastern Panjabi (26,000), Gujarati (3,340), Hakka Chinese (35,000), Mandarin Chinese, Marathi (11,800), Telugu (10,700), Yue Chinese
Deaf Institutions
2
General References
Baker 1972; Baker and Ramnak 1985; Barz and Siegel 1988; Eriksen 1990
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Mauritius is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional, 3 are developing, and 1 is vigorous.