Mauritius is an African island nation located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. The country consists of one larger and three smaller islands.


Population: 1.3 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Indo-Mauritian (68%), Creole (27%), Sino-Mauritian (3%), Franco-Mauritian (2%)
Languages: Creole (80.5%), Bhojpuri (12.1%), French (3.4%), English (official), others (3.7%), unspecified (0.3%)
Religions: Hindu (48.5%), Roman Catholic (26.3%), Muslim (17.3%), other Christian (6.4%), none (0.7%), other and unspecified (0.7%)


Mauritian Population:
In Canada: 4,860
In the GTA: 1,455
In the City of Toronto: 455

Mauritius was settled by the Dutch in 1600s, was a French colony between 1715-1810, and then was a British colony before it became independent in 1968. Since 1969, Mauritia has enjoyed political stability and democracy. It is also one of the most prosperous countries in Africa. Most of the population is Indo-Mauritian, and since Mauritian politics is dominated by ethnic divides, there tends to be some Indianization (and by extension, Hinduization) of government and culture. There is freedom of religion.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA


University of Toronto Mauritian Society

Churches in the GTA

The Peoples Church
374 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON 
M2N 3B6
Phone: 416-222-3241


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