Mauritian in South Africa

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People Name: Mauritian
Country: South Africa
10/40 Window: No
Population: 43,000
World Population: 1,105,500
Primary Language: Morisyen
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 35.00 %
Evangelicals: 6.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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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. The largest migrations of Mauritians to South Africa happened in the 1960s and the 1980s.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Mauritians in South Africa are tradesmen and professionals. They often have a good education.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Mauritians can be Hindu, Muslim or Christian.

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.

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