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
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