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Morisyen

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  • Language: Morisyen
  • Alternate names: MAURITIUS CREOLE FRENCH, KREOLE, KREOL, MAURITIAN, MAURYSEN
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:mfe
  • Language family: Creole, French based
  • Number of speakers: 600000
  • Script: -

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Introduction

Closer to French creoles of the Caribbean than to Reunion Creole (Philip Baker). Nearly identical to Rodrigues. Bilingualism in French. The mother tongue of virtually the entire population (D. Bickerton). Lower prestige than French or English. Trade language. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions 1885-1900.


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