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Tamil Mauritian

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Tamil Mauritians are the descendants of Tamil migrants to Mauritius The original immigrants from Tamil were craftsmen and tradesmen, and arrived when Mauritians was ruled by France1 The island nation has a Tamil population of 115,000 Most were brought by the British from Tamil Nadu after 1727 to serve as labourers on the sugar cane plantations23 Around 15 percent of Indo-Mauritians are Tamils The community includes a Hindu majority, and the rest are Christians largely Roman Catholic They account to 55,000 of the Mauritian population4 Of this number, around 7000 people reported that they spoke Tamil45 Most Tamils in Mauritius are Hindus A large population of the Tamils in Mauritius live in Rose-Hill

Thaipusam, the Tamil Hindu festival, is a national holiday in Mauritius and is notable in the temples

Mauritius currency written in Tamil numerals and Tamil script6

Most Tamil Mauritians can read, and write Tamil to some extent, but very few can speak it well Most speak Mauritian Creole, which include many Tamil words6 A Tamil magazine Pathirikai and a Tamil radio station Onex FM exist in Mauritius Most cultural aspects and rituals can be seen in full-fledged manner Around a 100 schools teach Tamil as a mother tongue subject It can also be learnt at university level A Tamil conference was held here Murugan temples are common and some Tamil place names are found here

See alsoedit

  • Demographics of Mauritius
  • Tamil language
  • Tamil diaspora
  • Tamil Malaysian
  • Sri Lankan Tamils
  • Indo-Mauritian


  1. ^ The Murukan cult in Mauitius by Khesaven Sornum 2001
  2. ^ "History of the Tamil Diaspora by V Sivasupramaniam", muruganorg
  3. ^ Mauritius Government
  4. ^ a b Republic of Mauritius
  5. ^ Republic - Resident population by geographical location and religious group
  6. ^ a b Mo Koz Kreol
  • " Several other languages, including Arabic, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Punjabi and dialects of Chinese, such as Cantonese, Hakka and Mandarin, are also spoken"

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