Mauritian Creole shares some features with French-based vernaculars that developed under similar contact conditions in the Caribbean and in French Guiana and Louisiana, but it shows more influence from the East African Bantu languages than do its New World counterparts.
Is Mauritian Creole similar to French?
Mauritian Creole is a French-based creole language, closely related to the Seychellois, Rodriguan and Chagossian Creoles. Its relationship to other French-based creole languages is controversial.
Which is the best side of Mauritius to stay?
It’s often said that ‘west is best’ and we certainly agree: Mauritius’s west coast has unbeatable beaches ranging from the fine white sands of Trou aux Biches in the far north to the isolated Le Morne Peninsula on the south-west tip of the island.
What is the main language in Mauritius?
Is English spoken in Mauritius?
English is still the official language of Mauritius, but a large proportion of the population does not speak it at all or has at best a very limited knowledge of it.
Do people in Mauritius speak French?
Spoken by 90% of the population, French is a vital element of Mauritian culture.