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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
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เกาะมอริเชียส
nước Mauritius

Mauritius

[məˈrɪʃəs] NIsla f Mauricio m

Mauritius

[məˈrɪʃəs] nl'île f Maurice

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[məˈrɪʃəs] n(l'isola di) Maurizio f

Mauritius

مُورِيتَانِيّ Mauricius Mauritius Mauritius Μαυρίκιος Mauricio Mauritius Île Maurice Mauricijus isole Mauritius モーリシャス 모리셔스 Mauritius Mauritius Mauritius Maurícia, Maurício Маврикий Mauritius เกาะมอริเชียส Mauritius Adası nước Mauritius 毛里求斯
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Along with an official flag-raising ceremony, Mauritians also display their colorful flags across the island.
In Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles, we have developed a different strategy and opened new destinations where Mauritians can fly at very competitive rates.
In the context of its support for economic and social development of Mauritius, the European Union is funding a project of vocational training in Italy for 100 Mauritians in key areas such as agro-industry, tourism and fishing.
The main island is just 40 miles long by 30 miles wide, with 110 miles of beautiful coastline, but with vast revenue-producing potential across nearly 890,000 square miles of Indian Ocean that the Mauritians are keen to develop.
For example in 1909, a prominent political figure expressed a sentiment that wouldn't be out of place in many countries in Africa today, complaining that Chinese migrants "take the bread out of the mouths of Mauritians and after a while go back to China with all the money which they have amassed".
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Everything is in a natural state and Mauritians can come and look for what will interest them.
On this occasion, I extend to all Mauritians the good wishes of the Government and the people of India," said President Mukherjee.
It raised questions about the abilities of the police and the prosecutors and today it's far from clear if the Mauritians have the resolve to match their promise to find justice for Michaela.
in view of the fact that Urdu language and Pakistan drama serials are largely appreciated by the Mauritians.
The result is a multi-cultural melting pot population which gets on well because all Mauritians like to party.
Mauritians love to barter and almost every stallholder asks for tips on Premiership football games, as they place bets on everything from results to who scores the first goal.

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