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Mauritius (island)

Definition:

an island in the southwestern Indian Ocean

Class:

location noun (spatial position)

Derivatives:

Mauritanian | Mauritian

Part of:

Indian Ocean

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

named by the Dutch in honour of Prince Maurice of Nassau, a stadtholder of the ...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of Mauritius...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Mauritius | Republic of Mauritius
(Coordinates: 20.2°S 57.5°E)

an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country includes the islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, 560 kilometres east of the principal island, the islands of Agaléga and Saint... (39 of 8014 words, pronunciation, 18 images)

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Mauritius (disambiguation)

an island nation in the Indian Ocean, but may also refer to: Mauritius (given name) | Mauritius (play), a 2007 Broadway play | Mauritius "Post Office", two of the rarest stamps in the world | Saint Mauritius, more commonly known as Saint Maurice (40 of 92 words, 4 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Mauritius

island country in the Indian Ocean, located off the eastern coast of Africa. Physiographically, it's part of the Mascarene Islands. The capital is ... (23 of 906 words, 14 images)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

Mauritius | Mauritian [adjective, noun, related]

An island country in the southwest Indian Ocean comprising the island of "Mauritius" and several small dependencies in the Mascarene Islands. ... (21 of 87 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

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New World Dictionary:

Mauritius | Mauritian [adjective, noun, related]

island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar: 720 sq mi (1,865 sq km) | country consisting of this island & several nearby islands: discovered by ... (25 of 73 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mauritius

Collins Dictionary:

Mauritius | Île-de-France [archaic, 1715-1810]

an island and state in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar: originally uninhabited, it was settled by the Dutch (1638-1710) then abandoned; taken by ... (24 of 430 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mauritius

Oxford Dictionary:

Mauritius | Mauritian [derived]

an island country in the Indian Ocean, about 850 km (550 miles) east of Madagascar; population 1,284,300 (2009 estimate); languages, English ... (21 of 115 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Mauritius

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Mauritius | Île de France

officially Republic of Mauritius, republic (2005 estimated population: 1,231,000), 790 sq mi (2,046 sq km), in the southwestern Indian Ocean. It's ... (21 of 60 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

Mauritius | Île de France [archaic, sense-specific]

an island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. 880,781; 720 square miles (1865 square kilometers). | a republic consisting of this island and ... (23 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

Mauritius | Mauritian [adjective, noun, related]

island in Indian Ocean in central Mascarenes; constitutes with Rodrigues and other dependencies a dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations * Port Louis ... (23 of 43 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mauritius

Wiktionary:

Mauritius

Country in the Indian Ocean. Official name: Republic of Mauritius. | Given name; e.g., St. Mauritius (15 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

island [countable] | islands [plural] | Island

a piece of land that is completely surrounded by water ; "Island": used in the name of an island ; [only before noun] connected with an island, or ... (28 of 77 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

island | an island of peace/calm/sanity/etc. | island of peace. | island of calm. | island of sanity. | island of etc.

a piece of land completely surrounded by water | "an island of peace/calm/sanity/etc.": a particular place which is peaceful/calm/etc, when other ... (20 of 45 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/island

Encarta Dictionary:

Mauritius [official name] | Republic of Mauritius [official name] | mu [online, Internet addresses, abbreviation] | Mauritian [derived]

island country in the southwestern Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, consisting of the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues and some ... (20 of 74 words, pronunciations)

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Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

Mauritius

Origin: named by the Dutch in honour of Prince Maurice of Nassau, a stadtholder of the United Provinces

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Wiktionary:

Mauritius

Origin: a Latinized form of the name of Maurits van Nassau.

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Audio references

Wikipedia:

Mauritius

Audio 1: "Mauritius National Anthem"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Mauritius"

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Collins Dictionary:

Mauritius

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Mauritius"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mauritius

the Free Dictionary:

Mauritius

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Mauritius"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Mauritius" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Mauritius

Google Dictionary:

Mauritius

Audio: English pronunciation of "Mauritius"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Mauritius

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Mauritius"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Mauritius

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Mauritius" by speech synthesizer

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