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Bhojpuri
[bho] Widespread. 65,300 in Mauritius (2012 UNSD). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Dialects: Mauritian Bhojpuri, Bojpury. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Outer Languages, Eastern, Bihari. Comments: Non-indigenous. Although often called Hindi, the language is Bhojpuri. Hindu.

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English
[eng] 5,900 in Mauritius (2012 UNSD). L2 users: 200,000 in Mauritius (Crystal 2003a). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Articles 33,46,49), used in education. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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French
[fra] 51,200 in Mauritius (2012 UNSD). L2 users: 864,000 in Mauritius (2013). 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. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Mauritian Sign Language
[lsy] Scattered. Status: 5 (Developing). Alternate Names: MSL. Classification: Sign language.

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Morisyen
[mfe] 1,090,000 in Mauritius (2012 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 1,335,000 (as L1: 1,135,000; as L2: 200,000). Status: 5 (Developing). De facto language of national identity. Alternate Names: Kreol, Kreole, Maurisyen, Mauritian, Mauritian Creole, 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] 1,130 in Mauritius (2012 UNSD). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Dravidian, Southern, Tamil-Kannada, Tamil-Kodagu, Tamil-Malayalam, Tamil. Comments: Non-indigenous. Hindu.

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Urdu
[urd] 810 in Mauritius (2012 UNSD). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Western Hindi, Hindustani. Comments: Non-indigenous. Muslim.

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