Mauritian Creole (Kreol Morisien)

Mauritian Creole is a French-based creole language spoken by about 1.2 million people in Mauritius, where it is used as the lingua franca. Creole tends to be spoken in homes and informal situations, while French is used in work places, and French and English are used in schools and formal situations.

As well as words of French origin, it also contains some vocabularly from English and various African and Asian languages spoken on Mauritius.

Mauritian Creole alphabet and pronunciation

Mauritian Creole alphabet

Information on Mauritian Creole pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text

Toute bane zimin nèt lib et égo dan la dignité et dan bane droi la. Zot enan la rézon et la conscians et fodé ki toute dimoun azi dan ene lespri fraternité

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

books   Language learning materials for Mauritian Creole and other Creoles

Links

Information about Mauritian Creole
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritian_Creole
http://linguistics.siu.edu/jpclfiles/maur.html
http://folk.uio.no/geirthe/Creoles.html

Creole languages

Aukaans/Ndjuká, Bislama, Cape Verdean Creole, Chavacano, Chinook Jargon, French Guianese Creole, Guadeloupean Creole, Haitian Creole, Jamaican, Manado Malay, Mauritian Creole, Nagamese, Papiamento, Pijin, Saramaccan, Seychelles Creole, Sranan, Tok Pisin

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet