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Mauritian in Mauritius


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
999,000 Morisyen Hinduism 35.00 % 11.64 %   

Mauritian in Mauritius

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Introduction / History
Mauritius Island, a land area of about 15-by-20 miles long and wide, lies 560 miles east of Madagascar, off east Africa. The island is home for a mixed group including indentured workers, Chinese traders, European settlers and those who descended from slaves. The language they speak is called Morisyan or Mauritian Creole. This includes the inhabitants of Agalega and of Rodriques as well as those in the main island.

What are their lives like?
Many men in the region earn their living fishing in the surrounding coral reefs. Some men have a reputation for excellent masonry projects, while others work in textile factories, raise sugar cane, or serve in the tourism industry. Per capita it has one of Africa's highest incomes.

Afro-Creole heritage enriches the Mauritian culture with many types of unique folklore, music, and dance traditions. One of those musical forms, sega, originates from the rapid rhythms of slave songs.

The Afro-Creole descendants tend to be monolingual in the Morisyen language; Euro-Creoles often speak English and French as well. Mauritius Island currently enjoys social and political stability, but religious inequality could easily become volatile depending on changing government policies.

Just an interesting note—the dodo, a flightless bird and a national symbol, comes from Mauritius. It was unfortunately hunted into extinction in the 17th century.

What are their beliefs?
Approximately 32 percent of the general population is Christian. Another 66 percent follow Hinduism or Islam.

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Country: Mauritius
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mauritian
People Name General: Mauritian
Alternate People Names:
Islander MorisyenMorisyen
क्रियोल्स, मौरीतियाँ
ROP3 Code: 103998
Joshua Project People ID: 12213
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 999,000
Population all Countries: 1,101,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia - other
People Name General: Mauritian
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Morisyen
Language Code (ISO): mfe    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (Unknown)Chinese, Mandarin (Unknown)
French (Unknown)Hindi (Unknown)
Marathi (Unknown)Tamil (Unknown)
Telugu (Unknown)Urdu (Unknown)
Total Languages: 9
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity35.00 %(Evangelical: 11.64 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism45.00 % 
Islam20.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1885-2016
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Morisyen
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Morisyen
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Mauritian in Mauritius

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People Cluster
    South Asia - other     Africa, East and Southern    
      Mauritian Mauritius    
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            Mauritian in Mauritius          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Morisyen  
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