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Mauritius: Bienvenue a Maurice

Mauritius: Bienvenue a Maurice

Bienvenue a Maurice

Flying into Mauritius is beautiful! The island seems to pop out of nowhere. From the plane, I can see turquoise waters and white beaches. From above, it looks like paradise!

Over the next two weeks, I will explore the sugarcane fields, colorful temples, and marine life of the Indian Ocean.
 

Once I learned I was travelling to Mauritius I did lots of reading to learn about the country. Everything I read talked about how diverse the country is. For example, several languages are spoken in Mauritius – French, English, and Mauritian Creole. These languages tell the story of different groups of people who have settled on the island.

On my way from the airport to the hotel, I hear French and English. I studied French in school so I am able to speak a little with the people I meet.

Mauritian Creole is a language that is based on French mixed with several African languages. Mauritian Creole developed as a way for slaves who spoke different languages to communicate with one another. I bet that I can understand a little, but speaking it could be very tricky!

Jenny

 

MORE VIDEOS IN THIS LESSON

watch: a teeny-tiny French lesson

 
Destination: Mauritius

Destination: Mauritius

Mauritius: Delicious Mauritius!

Mauritius: Delicious Mauritius!

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