Datapoint Mauritian Creole/Contact with other languages

Mauritian Creole is in contact with English, de facto the official language, and French, its lexifier, as well as with Bhojpuri, the main spoken language after Creole. Other languages of different language families are also spoken in Mauritius. Phenomena of code copying from French, English and Bhojpuri into Creole are very common (see Kriegel et al. 2008, Kriegel et al. 2009).


Several different kinds of languages are equally important in terms of contact influence

Very certain