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Reunion*

St. Denis

Before the French Revolution: Isle Bourbon

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Mauritius

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A French territory (colony) near Mauritius. Together they form the Mascarene Islands.

The island was uninhabited when first discovered by the Portuguese in early 16th century. Since then people have been brought from East Africa as slaves; and from Malaya, Vietnam, China and Malabar in India as indentured labor. There is therefore a varied population there now.

They were brought to work sugar plantations, the main industry which has unbalanced the economy to the extent that most food has to be imported.

It is now the main French base for the Indian Ocean.

The population is increasing rapidly and many have to emigrate, mainly to France.

Languages

French

Creole

 Patrick O'Brian - The Mauritius Command
Fiction based on the capture of the islands from France during the Napoleonic war




Geheimauftrag Mauritius


Expédition à l'Île Maurice

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Overseas territory of France (colony).

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Sugar plantations.

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