Morisyen

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A language of Mauritius

Alternate Names
Kreol, Kreole, Maurisyen, Mauritian, Mauritius Creole French, Maurysen
Population

800,000 in Mauritius (2005). Population total all countries: 806,000.

Location

Also in France, Madagascar, United Kingdom.

Language Status

5 (Developing). De facto language of national identity.

Dialects

Rodrigues Creole. More similar to French creoles of the Caribbean than to Réunion Creole (Baker 1972).

Language Use

Neutral attitudes. Lower prestige than French [fra] or English [eng]. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2010.
Writing
Latin script.