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"Mauritian" redirects here. For other uses, see Mauritian (disambiguation).
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Total population
Approximately 1.300.000 million
Regions with significant populations
 Mauritius 1.3 Million[1]
 France 60,000
 United Kingdom 50,000
 Australia 28,045[2]
English · French · Mauritian creole · Arabic · Bhojpuri · Hakka Chinese · Hindi · Marathi · Mandarin · Cantonese · Sanskrit · Tamil · Telegu · Urdu
Hinduism · Roman Catholicism · Islam

Mauritians (singular Mauritian; French: Mauricien) are citizens, natives and people whose ancestors lived in the Republic of Mauritius which consist of the inhabited islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agalega and the Chagos Archipelago.


Mauritius is a multiethnic society, which means that it is home to people of many different ethnic backgrounds. The ancestors of the Mauritian population are mainly of Indian, African, French and Chinese origin.

Mauritian diaspora[edit]

The Mauritian diaspora consists of Mauritian emigrants and their descendants in various countries around the world, mainly the Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (January–June 2012). Population and vital statistics Republic of Mauritius. Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Mauritians in Australia