Mauritius-Creole subtitling services
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A short history of the Mauritian Creole language
Mauritius is a volcanic island in East Africa, its capital is Port Luis. During Medieval times Arabs visited the island, followed by the Portuguese, but they didn’t settle there. In 1638 the Dutch came to the island and started to trade, but in 1710 they abandoned the island and it was left uninhabited.
In 1715 it was finally colonised by the French and it became an important trade route from Europe to the East. The French brought in slaves from east and west Africa, India and Madagascar to work on the plantations. They spoke a form of French to each other, which was the beginning of the creole language. It contains words from Africa, Asia, French, Spanish and some English. It does not use French in the same way as the standard language, there are differences in grammar and vocabulary.
In 1810 the British conquered the island and although the elite spoke English and the island used both English and French to communicate, the slave workers continued to use Mauritius Creole. Nowadays French and English are used in formal situations and creole is spoken at home amongst family and friends. English is the official language of the island.