Definition of Mauritius in English:

Mauritius

proper noun

  • An island country in the Indian Ocean, about 850 km (550 miles) east of Madagascar; population 1,300,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), French (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/