Kreol: Mauritien (Morisyen) Bible - New Testament

Kreol: Mauritien (Morisyen) Bible - New Testament

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Kreol: Mauritien (Morisyen) Bible - New Testament

Mauritian Creole or Morisien or formerly Morisyen (Mauritian Creole: kreol morisien, pronounced [kʁeol moʁisjɛ̃, -moʁiʃɛ̃]) is a French-based creole language spoken in Mauritius. In addition to the French base of the language, there are also a number of words from English and from the many African and Asian languages that have been spoken on the island. Mauritian Creole is the lingua franca and de facto language of Mauritius, formerly a British colony, which has kept both English and French as its core languages, even though English is used mostly for administration and educational purposes and French for media and as a second language for speaking. Mauritians tend to speak Mauritian Creole at home and French in the workplace. French and English are spoken in schools. Though most Mauritians are of Indian descent, Creole has gradually replaced the ancestral Indian languages, mainly Bhojpuri, as the mother tongue. Over generations, Mauritians of Indian, African, European and Chinese descents, created the current creole language with Mauritius being the meeting place of peoples from different continents who together founded a nation with its own culture and history. Today, around 1.3 million people speak the language.