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Not to be confused with Mauritanian.
"Mauritian" redirects here. For other uses, see Mauritian (disambiguation).
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Total population
c. 1.4 million
(Mauritian ancestry and citizenship worldwide)
Regions with significant populations
 Mauritius 1.3 million[1]
 Australia 51,325[2][2]
 United Kingdom 48,044[3]
 France 44,670[3]
 Canada 11,310[3]
 Italy 9,600[3]
 South Africa 8,351[3]
 Réunion 5,429[3]
 United States 2,983[3]
  Switzerland 2,873[3]
 Ireland 2,640[3]
 Spain 2,009[3]
Other countries combined 5,609[3]

Mauritians (singular Mauritian; French: Mauricien) are nationals or natives of the Republic of Mauritius and their descendants.


Mauritius is a multiethnic society. The ancestors of the Mauritian population are mainly of Indian, African, Malagasy, European, mixed-race and Chinese origin.

Mauritian diaspora[edit]

The Mauritian diaspora consists of Mauritian emigrants and their descendants in various countries around the world, mainly Great Britain (United Kingdom), Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France and Ireland.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (January–June 2012). "Population and vital statistics Republic of Mauritius" (PDF). Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "The Mauritius-born Community: Historical Background". Australian Government, Department of Immigration and Border Protection (2011 census). 19 November 2013. Archived from the original on 13 February 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Lincoln, David (2015). "Sewing machinists and bricklayers abroad: Migrant Labour and development in Mauritius" (PDF). Journal of Mauritian Studies. p. 9. Retrieved 31 May 2016.