Mauritius Language Stats


English status Used in secondary school, courts, for road signs. Not widely known. Official language. Bible 1535-1989. 1989
French status One of two official languages (the other being English). Used widely and considered more popular than English. The elderly tend to use creole. Newspapers, radio programs, TV. Bible 1530-1986.French Creole(A French patois ,French derived) used as well. 2044
Languages Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% 2000
Linguistic diversity index 0.641 2009 61st out of 200
Major language(s) English (official), Creole, French, Indian languages 2013



Please rectify at paragraph starting with John Doe:
1. Sa Nation la means a male person of the black christian community.
2. Sa boug la(for male) is correct.
3. Safame la is a french word meaning " Cette femme la" which is correct for a female person, but Sapitin la means " a prostitute"- word which has been wrongly used for a female.

Posted on 18 Oct 2009

Jeetun Premchand

Jeetun Premchand