Glory to thee, Motherland,O motherland of mine.Sweet is thy beauty,Sweet is thy fragrance,Around thee we gatherAs one people,As one nation,In peace, justice and liberty.Beloved country, may God blesstheeFor ever and ever.
Languages in Mauritius have come into contact to form thecreole that most of the population uses to communicate. Forvery long English has been the official language and used inparliament and schools. This was their dominant languagepolicy. However, recently there has been signs of a change. Aproposed movement towards using the language in parliamentand schools.
LANGUAGES OF MAURITIUS. The national or official languages of Mauritius are; English and French. Minority languages are present, being brought by immigrantgroups. These include; Eastern Punjabi spoken by 26000, Gujrati spoken by 3340, Hakka Chinese spoken by 35000, MandarinChinese, Marathi spoken by 11800, Telugu spoken by 10700 and Yue Chinese. Bhojpuri is spoken by 336000 persons, English by3000, French by 37000, Morisyen by 800000, Tamil 31000 and Urdu by 64000
Samosas - Samosas are little pasties traditionally filled with spicy mashed potatoes.Alternatively you can get them also filled with fish, chicken or cheese.Gateaux piments - Chili cakesGateaux bringelles - Egg plant cakesVindaye - Vindaye is a kind of a pickled meat, eaten with bread or riceGateaux pomme de terre - Potato cakesBatons fromages - Cheese sticksFarata (paratha)Bulettes - Bulette descends from the Chinese cuisine - they are steamed balls made outof meet, chicken, tofu or vegetables which are served in a clear stock with fresh chivesGâteaux piment - Gateau piments are also known as chili balls - they are little fried spicypeas-lenses ballsLadou (these are also small cookies consisting of besan gram flour, gratedcoconut, almonds, butter, nutmeg and sugar). The mixture gets cooked and afterwardsshaped into small balls