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Mauritius

Mau·ri·tius

 (mô-rĭsh′əs, -ē-əs)
An island country in the southwest Indian Ocean comprising the island of Mauritius and several small dependencies in the Mascarene Islands. Originally uninhabited, the islands were probably known to Arab and Malay traders in the Middle Ages. Mauritius was controlled by the Dutch (1598-1710), the French (1715-1810), and the British (after 1814) before independence was achieved in 1968. It became a republic in 1992. Port Louis is the capital and the largest city.

Mau·ri′tian adj. & n.

Mauritius

(məˈrɪʃəs)
n
(Placename) an island and state in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar: originally uninhabited, it was settled by the Dutch (1638–1710) then abandoned; taken by the French in 1715 and the British in 1810; became an independent member of the Commonwealth in 1968. It is economically dependent on sugar. Official language: English; a French creole is widely spoken. Religion: Hindu majority, large Christian minority. Currency: rupee. Capital: Port Louis. Pop: 1 322 238 (2013 est). Area: 1865 sq km (720 sq miles). Former name (1715–1810): Île-de-France

Mau•ri•tius

(mɔˈrɪʃ əs, -ˈrɪʃ i əs)

n.
1. an island in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar. 720 sq. mi. (1865 sq. km).
2. a republic consisting of this island and several other islands: formerly a British colony. 1,182,212; 788 sq. mi. (2040 sq. km). Cap.: Port Louis.
Mau•ri′tian, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mauritius - a parliamentary state on the island of MauritiusMauritius - a parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius
Mauritius - an island in the southwestern Indian Ocean
Port Louis - capital and chief port of Mauritius; located on the northwestern coast of the island
Mauritian - a native or inhabitant of Mauritius
2.Mauritius - an island in the southwestern Indian Ocean
Mauritius, Republic of Mauritius - a parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius
Indian Ocean - the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south
Translations
Mauricius
Mauritius
Mauritius
Mauricijus
Mauritius
モーリシャス
모리셔스
Mauritius
Mauritius
เกาะมอริเชียส
nước Mauritius

Mauritius

[məˈrɪʃəs] NIsla f Mauricio m

Mauritius

[məˈrɪʃəs] nl'île f Maurice

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Mauritius

[məˈrɪʃəs] n(l'isola di) Maurizio f

Mauritius

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So some respectable dodo in the Mauritius might have lorded it in his nest, and discussed the arrival of that shipful of pitiless sailors in want of animal food.
This general absence of frogs, toads, and newts on so many oceanic islands cannot be accounted for by their physical conditions; indeed it seems that islands are peculiarly well fitted for these animals; for frogs have been introduced into Madeira, the Azores, and Mauritius, and have multiplied so as to become a nuisance.
New Zealand possesses two bats found nowhere else in the world: Norfolk Island, the Viti Archipelago, the Bonin Islands, the Caroline and Marianne Archipelagoes, and Mauritius, all possess their peculiar bats.
I am commanding a little barque," I said, "loading here for Mauritius.
There were too many English or French steamers of the line of Suez to Bombay, Calcutta to Melbourne, and from Bourbon to the Mauritius, furrowing this narrow passage, for the Nautilus to venture to show itself.
Webster asserts that at the Azores hydrophobia has never occurred; and the same assertion has been made with respect to Mauritius and St.
Back to Australia, another time charter and general merchandise picked up at Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, and carried on to Mauritius, Lourenco Marques, Durban, Algoa Bay, and Cape Town.
Fowler and Miss Rucastle were married, by special license, in Southampton the day after their flight, and he is now the holder of a government appointment in the island of Mauritius.
Addressing the gathering, the President said that Hindi has played an important role in society and culture in both India and Mauritius.
13 ( ANI ): President Ram Nath Kovind said on Tuesday that a peaceful Indian Ocean was must for India and Mauritius.
Officially recognized as the Republic of Mauritius, the islands of Mauritius are considered one of the best tourist destinations in the area, ranking 3rd in the region and 56th globally.
The Mauritius event was part of a two-year "Hakka Cuisine Touring Workshop" organized by the council, said HAC deputy chief Yiong Cong-ziin.

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