Definition of Mauritius in English:

Mauritius

proper noun

  • An island country in the Indian Ocean, about 850 km (550 miles) east of Madagascar; population 1,284,300 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), French Creole, Indian languages; capital, Port Louis.

Origin

Named by the Dutch in honour of Prince Maurice of Nassau, a stadtholder of the United Provinces.

Pronunciation:

Mauritius

/məˈrɪʃəs/