Mauritius

Print
Mauritius
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Mauritius is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 2 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional and 5 are developing.
Official Name
Republic of Mauritius
Population

1,259,000 (2014 UNSD)

General Remarks
Includes Rodrigues and other islands
Principal Languages
English, French
Literacy Rate
99% (2015 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bengali (7,140), Chinese (3,410), Gujarati (250), Hindi (8,740), Marathi (490), Plateau Malagasy (1,280), Sinhalese (820), Telugu (1,600)
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 indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional and 5 are developing.
Free Views Left: