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.
Most of the Mauritians in South Africa are tradesmen and professionals. They often have a good education.
Mauritians can be Hindu, Muslim or Christian.
The Mauritians need to see the glory of the Lord so they can understand that he is far above all others.
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 South Africa.
|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||43,000|
|Population all Countries||1,104,000|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
Primary Language: Morisyen
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2009-2010)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Morisyen||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children||Jesus Film Project|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Morisyen||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Morisyen||YouVersion Bibles|