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"Mauritian" redirects here. For other uses, see Mauritian (disambiguation).
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Total population
Approximately 1.3 million
Regions with significant populations
 Mauritius 1.3 Million[1]
 United Kingdom 48,044[2]
 France 44,670[2]
 Australia 28,045[3]
 Canada 11,310[2]
 Italy 9,600[2]
 South Africa 8,351[2]
 Réunion 5,429[2]
 United States 2,983[2]
  Switzerland 2,873[2]
 Ireland 2,640[2]
Other Countries 5,609[2]

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, French, 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, France, Australia and Canada.

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 c d e f g h i j 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. 
  3. ^ Mauritians in Australia