Official Name
Republic of Mauritius, République de Maurice

1,259,000 (2013 UNDESA)

General Remarks
Includes Rodrigues and other islands
Principal Languages
English, French, Morisyen
Literacy Rate
86% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Eastern Punjabi (26,000), Gujarati (3,340), Hakka Chinese (35,000), Mandarin Chinese, Marathi (11,800), Telugu (10,700), Yue Chinese
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, 2 are institutional and 5 are developing.