Mauritian in Sri Lanka


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Mauritius Island, a land area of about 15-by-20 miles long and wide, lies 560 miles east of Madagascar, off east Africa. The island is home for a mixed group including indentured workers, Chinese traders, European settlers and those who descended from slaves. The language they speak is called Morisyan or Mauritian Creole.
Through the years many have settled in other countries to earn a living. Among these are Ireland, the UK, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Belgium and South Africa.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is very little information about Mauritians in Sri Lanka.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Mauritians can be Hindu, Muslim or Christian. They are more likely to be Hindu in Sri Lanka than in other parts of the world.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mauritians need to see the glory of the Lord so they can understand that he is far above all others.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to woo Mauritians into a vibrant, unshakable faith in Jesus Christ.
Pray for Christ followers among the Mauritians to disciple others who will disciple others.
Pray for the Lord’s powerful transformation of Mauritian families as a testimony to others of his goodness and love.


Scripture Prayers for the Mauritian in Sri Lanka.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritians
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19438192.2023.2222538
http://diaspora.mu/
https://publications.iom.int/books/pilot-mapping-and-profiling-mauritian-diaspora-australia-canada-and-united-kingdom-full-report


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mauritian
People Name in Country Mauritian
Alternate Names Ilois; Islander; Islander Morisyen; Morisyen; क्रियोल्स, मौरीतियाँ
Population this Country 3,900
Population all Countries 1,106,000
Total Countries 10
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12213
ROP3 Code 103998
ROP25 Code 305283
ROP25 Name Mauritian Creole
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Western
1,800
Eastern
1,500
North Western
300
Southern
200
Central
100
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 5
  Western 1,800
  Eastern 1,500
  North Western 300
  Southern 200
  Central 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
45.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
54.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Morisyen (3,900 speakers)
Language Code mfe   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Morisyen (3,900 speakers)
Language Code mfe   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Morisyen
Photo Source Dave Pearce - Pixabay 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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