Mauritius an island off the southeast coast of the African continent. Mauritius Island is part of the Mascarene Islands, with island of Réunion and the island of Rodrigues. Mauritius's capital city is Port Louis and also the core of business and financial transaction on the island.
Mauritius has a stable economy and one of the most prosperous of Africa. The 3 pillars of the economy are the Tourism, the sugar and the textiles. The main languages spoken in Mauritius are Mauritian Creole, French and English.
Mauritius is renowned for having the only known home of the famous dodo bird who is now extinct, an easy prey due to its weight and inability to fly.
Mauritius went on to become independent in 1968. It became a republic in 1992.
Taste of the Mauritian Sega (Pronounced Saygah). The Sega is a dance which originated from the ritual music of Madagascar and the mainland of Africa, and it is the Musical Expression of the Mauritian Way of Life: Joy, Carefree and Lively.
Originally sung by men and women who had been sold as slaves but whose souls had remained sensitive to music, the Sega is nowadays a folksong which has integrated itself within the framework of our folklore.
Mauritius Traditional Gastronomy
The eating habits of the Mauritians inevitably reflect the ethnic diversity of its people.
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