Concept

Demographics of Mauritius

Summary
Demographic features of the population of Mauritius include population density, ethnicity, education level, the health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations, and other aspects of the population. Mauritian society includes people from many different ethnic groups as well as a significant population of mixed-race people who have ancestry from more than one ethnic group. A majority of the republic's residents are the descendants of people from India. Mauritius also contains substantial populations from continental Africa, China, France ,and the East African island nation of Madagascar. Ethnic groups Indo-Mauritians make up approximately sixty-six percent of the population. The Indo-Mauritian population consists of Hindu, Muslim and Christian descendants of Indian laborers. Mauritian Creoles (descendants of Africans) make up twenty-eight percent of the population. Today, a significant proportion of Creoles are of African descent with varying amounts of French
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