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
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
Information on Mauritian Creole pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel
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
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)