Languages of Mauritius

Languages of Mauritius

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The official language of Mauritius is English. However, the majority language and lingua franca of the country is the French based Mauritian Creole. French is also a common language in education and the dominant language of media. According to the OIF, 72.7% of the Mauritians were French speakers in 2005. Being both an English-speaking and French-speaking nation, Mauritius is a member of both the Commonwealth of Nations and the Francophonie. Mauritian Cr ole, which is spoken by 90 percent of the population, is considered to be the native language of the country and is used most often in informal settings. It was developed in the 18th century by slaves who used a pidgin language to communicate with each other as well as with their French masters, who did not understand the various African languages. The pidgin evolved with later generations to become a casual language. Mauritian Creole is a French-based creole due to its close ties with French pronunciation and vocabulary.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136778874
  • 9786136778877