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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. Mauritian 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 from African and Asian languages spoken on Mauritius.

Mauritian Creole alphabet and pronunciation

Mauritian Creole alphabet

Notes

Information on Mauritian Creole pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel and Michael Peter F¨stumum

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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)

Sample video in Mauritian Creole

Information about Mauritian Creole | Phrases | Numbers

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

Betawi, Bislama, Cape Verdean Creole, Chavacano, Chinook Jargon, Fanagalo, French Guianese Creole, Guadeloupean Creole, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Haitian Creole, Jamaican, Kituba, Manado Malay, Mauritian Creole, Nagamese, Ndyuka, Norfuk, Palenquero, Papiamento, Pijin, Réunion Creole, Sango, Saramaccan, Seychelles Creole, Sierra Leonean Creole, Sranan, Saint Lucian Creole, Tok Pisin, Torres-Strait Creole

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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