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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Mauritian of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 6,695

ROP3 Code: 103998
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Other Sub-Saharan African
Language: Morisyen - (mfe)
Religion: Hinduism
Country of Origin: Mauritius

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 1,600

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 425

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Brief Profile

The Mauritian, a people who are multiethnic, multi-religious, multicultural and multilingual, migrated from Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of the African continent.

Mauritian are both an English-speaking and French-speaking people. Their common language is Morisyen, which is a Mauritian Creole that is a French-based. In addition to the French base of the language, Morisyen consists also of a number of words from English and from the many African and South Asian languages.

The language developed in the 18th century from contact between French colonizers and the people they enslaved, whose primary languages included Malagasy, Wolof, and a number of East African Bantu languages. The contributions of the masses of East Indian contract labourers brought into Mauritius during the second half of the 19th century also contributed to evolution of the language.

The majority adhere to Hinduism with a small minority being following by Christianity.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Mauritian Christians will boldly share the message of Christ via their lifestyle and their words.
  • Pray Mauirtian Christians will grow strong in their faith, learning from God's Word.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON1,600
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC425

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