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Bhojpuri
[bho] Widespread. 336,000 in Mauritius (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001). Status: 5 (Developing). Dialects: Bojpury, Mauritian Bhojpuri. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Eastern zone, Bihari Comments: Although often called Hindi, the language is Bhojpuri. Hindu.

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English
[eng] 2,000 in Mauritius (Crystal 2003). L2 users: 200,000 in Mauritius (Crystal 2003). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Articles 33,46,49), used in education. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English

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French
[fra] 37,000 in Mauritius. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French

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Mauritian Sign Language
[lsy] Status: 6a (Vigorous). Classification: Deaf sign language

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Morisyen
[mfe] 800,000 in Mauritius (2005). Population total all countries: 806,000. Status: 5 (Developing). De facto language of national identity. Alternate Names: Kreol, Kreole, Maurisyen, Mauritian, Mauritius Creole French, Maurysen Dialects: Rodrigues Creole. More similar to French creoles of the Caribbean than to Réunion Creole (Baker 1972). Classification: Creole, French based

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Tamil
[tam] 31,000 in Mauritius (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Dravidian, Southern, Tamil-Kannada, Tamil-Kodagu, Tamil-Malayalam, Tamil Comments: Hindu.

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Urdu
[urd] 64,000 in Mauritius (Johnstone 1993). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Western Hindi, Hindustani Comments: Muslim.

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