Mauritian Creole people
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Mauritian Creole people are the people of African and Malagasy origin who live in Mauritius. However, the Creole people also includes people that have both African and Malagasy origins with often some Indian, Chinese, French and/or British backgrounds.
Brought in as slaves to work the plantations of Mauritius (as well as Réunion and Seychelles), the slaves were Africans mostly brought from East African Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Madagascar and Zambia with smaller numbers from West Africa.
The majority of Creoles are Roman Catholic. There is also a non-religious minority as well as some Islamic converts. Due to increased connection with other African diasporians most notably from the Caribbean there are some Rastafarians. The language spoken at home for the majority of Creoles is Mauritian Creole; some of them also speak French.
- African Diaspora
- Réunionnaise Creole People
- Seychellois Creole People