Definition of Mauritius in English:

Mauritius

proper noun

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Mauritius

/môˈriSHəs/