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Morisyen

A language of Mauritius

ISO 639-3mfe

Population  800,000 in Mauritius (2005). Population total all countries: 806,000.
Region  Also in France, Madagascar, United Kingdom.
Alternate names   Kreol, Kreole, Mauritian, Mauritius Creole French, Maurysen
Dialects  Rodrigues Creole. More similar to French creoles of the Caribbean than to Réunion Creole (Baker 1972).
Classification  Creole, French based
Language use  Lower prestige than French or English. Also use French.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1885–1900.
Writing system  Latin script.
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