Mauritius

geographical name
Mau·​ri·​ti·​us | \ mȯ-ˈri-sh(ē-)əs How to pronounce Mauritius (audio) \

Definition of Mauritius

island in the Indian Ocean in the central Mascarenes located east of Madagascar; constitutes with Rodrigues and other dependencies a dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations; capital Port Louis area 720 square miles (1872 square kilometers), population 1,237,091

Other Words from Mauritius

Mauritian \ mȯ-​ˈri-​shən How to pronounce Mauritian (audio) \ adjective or noun

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